The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a sweep in the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs. Outside of this occurrence, what was the worst result for a President's Trophy winner in the playoffs?

There must have been some that got outed in the first round, but if so, what was the game score? 4-3? 4-1?

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There have been seven NHL teams thus far to win the President's Trophy but be eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The worst Stanley Cup finish by a President's Trophy winner was in 2018-19 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were eliminated in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets, in a 4-0 series.

Other President's Trophy winners eliminated in the first round are

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