Thursday night, the Nashville Predators grabbed a big Game 1 victory on the road against the Chicago Blackhawks. Viktor Arvidsson’s first-period goal was the difference, as the Preds came away with an important win to start their first-round playoff series. Pekka Rinne stole the show, however, making 29 saves to become the first Predators goaltender to record a shutout on the road in the postseason.
Here are the highlights, as called by Pete Weber and Brent Peterson on the Fifth Third Bank Nashville Predators Radio Network:
Finally, defenseman Roman Josi joined the post-game show to discuss the victory:
It’s important to note the last seven playoff series the Preds have participated in, the winner of Game 1 has gone on to win the series. Game 2 is Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT in Chicago. Coverage can be heard at 6:00 on ESPN 102.5 The Game.