Colorado Avalanche Sweep Nashville Predators, Become First Team to Advance

The first domino of the 2022 Stanley Cup final has fallen.

The Nashville Predators are the first team to be eliminated from the post-season after the Colorado Avalanche completed a four-game sweep on Monday with a 5-3 win. 

Colorado has advanced to the second round for the fourth straight year, last losing in the opening round to the Predators in 2017-18.