No. 5 Nashville Predators at No. 1 Vancouver Canucks, 9 p.m. ET
Vancouver and Nashville tied their season series 2-2-0, splitting two games in each building.
The Canucks have lost five straight conference semifinals series, with their last win coming in 1994.
The Predators advanced to the second round for the first time in franchise history.
Vancouver has won five consecutive Game 1s and eight of its past nine.
Of the 34 goals Pekka Rinne has allowed in the past two postseasons, 20 were to the lower-stick and glove sides or through the 5-hole. He also has allowed 14 goals from rebounds, 10 of which beat him low, in the same time.