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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs proving no lead is safe

Postseason has seen teams come back from down multiple goals to win 14 times

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are proving once again that no lead is safe.

The Anaheim Ducks' 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday was their fourth after trailing by two or more goals and the 14th playoff game this season when a team has rallied from down multiple goals to win. That is one short of the playoff record of 15 that was set in 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Here's a look back at the 14 multigoal comeback wins:

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5 Reasons: Why Blackhawks were eliminated

Quiet series from Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, defensive struggles accounted for loss to Predators

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Despite losing their final four regular-season games (0-2-2), the Chicago Blackhawks were on of the top scoring teams in the League and entered the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

However, Chicago was shut out in the first two games of their first round series against the Nashville Predators and managed to score three goals, losing in four games.

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5 Reasons: Why Predators advanced

Pekka Rinne, top line, depth scoring helped Nashville sweep Chicago, move on to second round

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators completed the first best-of-7 sweep in their history on Thursday with a 4-1 win in Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks in their Western Conference First Round series.

The Predators outscored the Blackhawks 13-3 in the series despite missing forward Colin Wilson (lower-body injury), who has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in his past 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Here are five reasons the Predators advanced to the second round:

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Stanley Cup Playoff postcard: Nashville

NHL.com's Shawn P. Roarke savors music scene, experiences new areas of city

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

There may be no place like Nashville in the NHL Every trip to this little city that could is memorable.

I was here in 2003 for the draft when the city was still finding its way as a NHL market.

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Predators invigorated by sweep of Blackhawks

Nashville confident, eager for second round after dominating series

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- If there was a singular moment that announced the arrival of the Nashville Predators as a serious threat in the Western Conference bracket of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it was defenseman Roman Josi streaking up the ice Thursday with the Predators holding a two-goal lead in the third period.

Logic, at least prevailing hockey logic, would suggest that Josi should have, at best, skated off the ice after a long shift in his own end. At worst, he should have stayed in his own half of the ice, recuperating and preparing for another attack from the desperate and proud Chicago Blackhawks, who were looking to extend the best-of-7 first-round series past Game 4.

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Blackhawks deal with 'major disappointment' of early exit

Swept in first round by Predators after having best record in West

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The scene inside the Chicago Blackhawks locker room at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday spoke volumes after their 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Predators finished off a sweep of the Blackhawks in Game 4 of their Western Conference First Round series, and the evidence was on Chicago's faces. Captain Jonathan Toews had a cut on his right cheek, rookie Ryan Hartman had a black eye, Artemi Panarin spoke with blood on his lips, and Patrick Kane wore a stunned look.

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Predators finish sweep of Blackhawks with Game 4 win at home

Nashville scores twice in third period, advances to second round in back-to-back seasons

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators completed the first Stanley Cup Playoff sweep in their history with a 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday. 

The Predators advanced to second round for the fourth time and will play either the St. Louis Blues or Minnesota Wild. 

"It's definitely a great feeling," Nashville defenseman Roman Josi said. "I thought we played a great series. That's a great team over there, and we've got a lot of respect for them. They've got some world-class players, and I thought we played really well in all of those four games."

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Michal Kempny may make playoff debut for Blackhawks

Chicago could use seven defensemen trying to extend series with Predators

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- Defenseman Michal Kempny could make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the Nashville Predators on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVA Sports 3, FS-TN, CSN-CH).

The Blackhawks trail the best-of-7 series 3-0 and face elimination.

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5 Keys: Blackhawks at Predators, Game 4

Nashville looking for sweep; Chicago could use seven defensemen in quest to extend series

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

BLACKHAWKS at PREDATORS

8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports 3, SN360, FS-TN, CSN-CH

Nashville leads best-of-7 series 3-0

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Carrie Underwood anthem status for Predators remains mystery

Nashville captain Mike Fisher, husband of country singer, remains mum prior to Game 4 against Blackhawks

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- Mike Fisher knew Carrie Underwood would sing the national anthem prior to the Nashville Predators game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

Somehow, the Predators captain and husband of the country singer, was able to keep it a secret from almost everybody else.

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