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Preds to take on Blackhawks in Round I

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators will face the No. 2 seeded Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It is the fifth trip to the playoffs in six seasons for the Predators after missing out last year.

The No. 7 Predators are 14-6-1 since the Olympic break with 12 wins coming by a one-goal margin.

They enter the playoffs having gone 42-19-6 overall this season in games decided by two goals or less, the most such wins in the NHL, with 27 wins decided by one goal.

The Predators have never won on the road in the playoffs and Chicago has the home ice advantage.

The first game will be played in Chicago Friday night, April 16.  Game two is Sunday night, April 18, also in Chicago.

Games three and four will be played in Nashville, next Tuesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 22.

Each game will begin at 7:30 p.m. except for game three, on April 20, when the puck drops at the Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m.

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