NHL Playoffs: Nashville Advances; Philly Can’t Close

The Detroit Red Wings had the history, the heritage and the record home-ice winning streak this season behind them as they came into the playoffs. But they also had TheSportsNotebook’s endorsement to win the Stanley Cup, and that’s too much to overcome. Oh, and Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, and the defense in front of him led by Shea Weber had a little something to do with the Predators ouster of Detroit last night in a 2-1 final that ended the series four games to open.