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he second round of the NHL Playoffs gets underway Wednesday night at 8 p.m. EST with a matchup between the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues. That game will be followed by the young-guns of Edmonton travelling to Anaheim to do battle with the Ducks. If the second round is half as exciting as the first round was, hockey fans will be in for a treat. The first round of the NHL Playoffs saw 18 games head to overtime, which set an NHL record, and there were several shocking outcomes that kept fans on the edge of their seats. One of those shocking outcomes came courtesy of the Predators as they swept their most-hated rival, the Chicago Blackhawks, in four straight games while surrendering just three goals.
f I’m being honest, I predicted the Predators to lose to the Blackhawks in five games. I gave no credence to the fact that Chicago dropped its final four games of the regular season because the Hawks had clinched the West’s top seed and rested some key players in that stretch. However, sometimes when you take your foot off the gas, it can be tough to flip the switch back on – to mix metaphors.
Nashville swept Chicago, the first-ever sweep of a No. 8 seed over a No. 1 under the current playoff format (since 1994). This after the Blackhawks had won the final four regular-season meetings between the two. Pekka Rinne was magnificent in allowing just three total goals. He finished with a 0.70 goals-against-average and a .976 save percentage. Ryan Johansen led the Predators with six points (1G, 5 A), Filip Forsberg adding two goals and three assists and Viktor Arvidsson two goals and two assists. The veteran Blackhawks really couldn’t handle the speed of those young Predators forwards. Nashville was simply the better team.