With Friday's 4-2 win over Colorado, the Nashville Predators clinched their berth in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, becoming the first team to do so this season.
It's the fourth consecutive campaign that has resulted in a postseason bid, all under Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette, the longest personal playoff streak of his career as an NHL bench boss. The Predators made it to within two wins of a championship in 2017, their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.
The Predators now have 104 points on the season and continue to sit first in the NHL standings. It's the sixth time in club history Nashville has hit the 100-point plateau, and they did so in just 69 games, the smallest margin of time it's ever taken them to reach the mark. Nashville's all-time record is 110 points, which was set by the 2006-07 team. The Predators now need just seven more points in their final 11 games to top the franchise record.
Stay tuned to NashvillePredators.com in the coming days and weeks for more information on all things playoffs. The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 11.