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Nashville Predators to face Vancouver Canucks in first round

Dec 19, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) skates the puck into the offensive zone during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

With the Dallas Stars taking the St. Louis Blues to overtime tonight, they’ve guaranteed their spot as the top seed in the Western Conference, and will be facing the second wildcard in the first round. The Vancouver Canucks, meanwhile, have their own playoff berth locked: top in the Pacific and facing the Preds.

We’ll have more on the matchup, including a look at both teams’ advantages and disadvantages, over the next few days leading up to puck drop on Game One!

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