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Predators put it all together to eliminate Avalanche in Game 6

Dominate from start, advance to second round

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DENVER -- The Nashville Predators played pretty good hockey for most of the Western Conference First Round against the Colorado Avalanche. But that complete game, the one that was evident many times on their run to an NHL-best 117 points and the Presidents' Trophy in the regular season, eluded them.

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Penguins boosted by Crosby, Guentzel in first round against Flyers

Forwards, penalty kill help Pittsburgh advance

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins were a mixed bag in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Predators will play Jets in Western Conference Second Round

Eliminate Avalanche to advance, have home-ice advantage

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Nashville Predators will play the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Second Round.

Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in Game 6 on Sunday to end that first-round series.

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game recap

Predators shut out Avalanche in Game 6, advance to second round

Rinne makes 22 saves to clinch Western series; will face Jets next

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- The Nashville Predators advanced to the Western Conference Second Round with a 5-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the first round at Pepsi Center on Sunday.

Pekka Rinne made 22 saves for the Predators, who will play the Winnipeg Jets in the second round.

Viktor Arvidsson, Nick Bonino, Filip Forsberg, Austin Watson and Mattias Ekholm scored for Nashville, which won the Presidents' Trophy this season with 117 points (53-18-11).

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Guentzel stepping up again for Penguins in playoffs

Scored four goals in Game 6 to help eliminate Flyers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Guentzel better get used to wearing the playoff guy label.

The 23-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins forward has certainly earned it.

"He's one of those guys that has it," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He has the ability to play his best when the stakes are the highest."

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Couturier gets hat trick for Flyers in Game 6 vs. Penguins with torn MCL

Forward has five points; defenseman Provorov also plays through injury

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Ivan Provorov summed up the sacrifice sometimes needed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in one sentence.

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Round 2

Jets will play Predators in Western Conference Second Round

Eliminate Wild in five games for first series win

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Winnipeg Jets advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the Nashville Predators.

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Behind The Numbers

Five key matchups for Golden Knights vs. Sharks in second round

Vlasic's ability to neutralize Karlsson among storylines, statistics show

by Rob Vollman / NHL.com Correspondent

The Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks will play in the Western Conference Second Round. They are each coming off a four-game sweep, of the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, respectively.

Here are five key matchups that could decide the best-of-7 series:

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Short Shifts

Golden Knights take bite out of giant custom cake on Food Network show

Freed's Bakery handled hockey-themed order for 'Vegas Cakes' series

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How do you celebrate a historic first season?

With cake.

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