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Video: Frantic end to period includes Josi goal, Preds-Blackhawks fight

NHL Playoffs: Chicago at Nashville, Game 1

NHL Playoffs: Chicago at Nashville, Game 1

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Casual fans might not know it, but Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi is really good. As in, Josi is “outscoring teammate Shea Weber by a healthy margin and not by accident” good.

With less than four seconds remaining, he handed the Chicago Blackhawks a painful reminder that he’s a star-caliber player:

That made for quite the busy end to the first period of Game 2, as the two teams had a mini-brawl to end the opening frame:

There’s plenty of talent on both ends of the ice, and we’ve seen it frequently already. As Central Division adversaries, they won’t need too much time to drum up that playoff hate, either.

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