Sport Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep

06:27  21 april  2017
06:27  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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The Predators beat the Blackhawks in overtime on Monday, 3-2. Instead, the Hawks are in danger of being swept by a dangerous Nashville team.

The Hawks would go on to complete the sweep with a 4 -2 win in Game 4 With a 3-2 lead in Game 5 the Blackhawks were ten seconds away from the Cup Finals, when Mike Richards beat Crawford to Things did not start well for the Blackhawks as the Predators opened the game with three first period

Apr 20, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in game four of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone © Christopher Hanewinckel/Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports/USA Today Sports Apr 20, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in game four of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Roman Josi scored twice, Pekka Rinne had 30 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night to complete a surprising sweep of the Western Conference's top seed.

Colton Sissons also scored and Viktor Arvidsson added an empty-net goal as Nashville completed the franchise's first playoff sweep. Led by Rinne and a terrific defensive performance by their lines and defensive pairings, the Predators limited the high-scoring Blackhawks to just three goals in 13 periods.

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Marian Hossa scored the 499th goal of his NHL career but the Wild scored three unanswered goals in the third period en route to their 4 - 1 victory over the Blackhawks . Blackhawks beat Predators , set franchise record with eighth straight road win.

BOX SCORE:  PREDATORS 4, BLACKHAWKS 1

Nashville will face the winner of the St. Louis-Minnesota series in the second round. The Blues have a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5 on Saturday in Minnesota.

Chicago became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the opening round since the Los Angeles Kings knocked off the Vancouver Canucks on their way to the Stanley Cup title in 2012. Chicago's second straight first-round exit followed a regular season in which the Blackhawks went 50-23-9 and recorded 109 points, the second-highest total in franchise history.

It was the first time a No. 1 seed was swept in the first round since the NHL adopted its current playoff format in 1994. The Blackhawks had the best record in the Campbell Conference and were the Norris Division's No. 1 seed in 1993 when they got swept by St. Louis in the opening round. That also was the last time the Blackhawks had been swept in a playoff series before Nashville's dominant performance.

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Sutter made it 4 - 1 when he completed a 2-on-1 break with Jack Skille. Hossa's one-timed drive from the right circle at 5:48 cut it to 4-2. More News. Nashville Predators beat Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1.

Crawford stopped 36 of 37 shots and Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 23 games with the 600th point of his career as the Blackhawks beat the Predators , 4 - 1 , at the United Center.

The game was scoreless midway through the second period when Ryan Johansen won a faceoff against Marcus Kruger and passed to Ryan Ellis, who sent it to Josi on his right. Josi fired a slap shot from behind the right circle that got between Corey Crawford's legs and sneaked into the left corner of the net at 9:41.

Nashville extended the lead to 2-0 with a bizarre goal at 8:52 of the third. Colton Sissons fired a shot that bounced off the cage and appeared to end up in the area of Crawford's blocker before the puck came loose and rolled into the net. Less than 90 seconds later, Josi beat Crawford on a wrist shot.

Crawford was exceptional for the first 29 1/2 minutes, but he didn't get much help in the final part of the game. He finished with 22 stops.

In an attempt to create a spark, the Blackhawks shuffled their lines and star forward Patrick Kane played a team-high 23:43. They dressed seven defensemen -- Michal Kempny made his playoff debut -- and nothing worked.

Preds beat Chicago 3-2, push Hawks to brink of elimination

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Game 1 : Blackhawks 4 -3 Predators Recap. Game 2: 2- 4 ANADucks score last-gasp goal to win Game 2Anaheim found a way to beat Pavelec late and win.Full recap. Game 4 : 4 -2 ANABlackhawks advance to conference finalsChicago completed its sweep of the Wild with a Game 4 win.Full recap.

Sign in to complete account merge. Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 1 -0 on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Chicago avoided the shutout when captain Jonathan Toews scored at 14:42 of the third for his first postseason goal since Game 4 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. Toews had been held without a goal for 12 straight postseason games.

Arvidsson wrapped up the sweep with an empty-netter with 1:48 remaining.

NOTES: Predators forward Craig Smith was scratched after he got hurt in overtime of Game 3. ... The Predators brought out more Nashville star power by having Luke Bryan sing the national anthem. John Hiatt performed on a stage behind one of the nets between the second and third periods. Carrie Underwood, who is married to Predators captain Mike Fisher, sang the anthem Monday. ... The sellout crowd of 17,326 included Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson.

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