Blackhawks set to take on Predators in Game 1

The Blackhawks won the head-to-head matchup against the Predators during the regular season, going 3-1-0. In the last game between the two teams, Chicago came back down three goals in the second period, eventually winning in a shootout.

The Blackhawks, whose franchise-record 24 road victories matched their United Center win total this season, have to go because they don't have home-ice advantage in the first round after finishing third in the Central Division. The Hawks' 16 road

Remember in 2013 when they were so bothered by Blackhawks fans traveling to their city and arena and — gasp! — spending money? Money that the Predators were otherwise not making when the Blackhawks were not in town? The Predators disallowed 

They begin their journey with a matchup against the Nashville Predators, a team that was in contention for the Presidents' Trophy before struggling down the stretch. Nashville went 0-4-2 to close the season. The Predators and Blackhawks are tied 3-3

The Nashville Predators will face the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Predators are the No. 2 seed and the Blackhawks are the No. 3 seed. Nashville finished second in the Central division with a 47-25-10