Nashville Predators 3, Carolina Hurricanes 1: PLAYOFF BOUND

The quick reactions, with playoff news to follow.

With two goals from Luke Kunin, an empty-netter from Erik Haula, and 21 big saves from Juuse Saros, the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes tonight to secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round—and also again Monday night.

We’ll have a full breakdown of what went right, what needs to improve, and more as we start ramping up our playoff coverage.