Nashville Predators forward James Neal scored 35 seconds into the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Center Ryan Johansen had the assist. It was Neal's fifth goal in his past four Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The Ducks shut out the Washington Capitals in their regular-season finale Sunday.
Video: NSH@ANA, Gm1: Neal goes five-hole for early goal