The top seed in the West is swept out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Roman Josi scored twice as the Predators beat the Blackhawks 4-1 in Game Four of their opening-round series in Nashville. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also lit the lamp for the Preds, who are the first eight seed to sweep a top seed in any professional sport. Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in the win.
Jonathan Toews scored in the third for Chicago, which lost its final eight games going back to the regular season. The Blackhawks were held to 3 goals in the series.