Sweeping the Avs

The Predators look to bounce back after Tuesday’s loss with a win in Colorado tonight. This will be the fourth time the teams have met and the last of the season. The Predators have won the past three head-to-head battles against the Avalanche and have outscored the Avs with a combined 14-6 score. 

Date Vis/Home Final
Mar 12, 2011 COL@NSH NSH, 4 – 2
Feb 12, 2011 COL@NSH NSH, 5 – 3
Jan 20, 2011 NSH@COL NSH, 5 – 1

A win tonight for Nashville would be the first time in franchise history that the Preds have swept the season series against Colorado.

This may prove to be an easy feat for the Predators as the Avs have only won two of their last 10 games and three in the last 20. If anything from the March 12 game, and even the February 12 and January 20 games, the Preds should not have too hard of a time picking up the win. 

Despite their losing streak, however, center Matt Duchene has been playing really well as of late and could cause a threat to the Predators. Duchene has five goals and two assists in the past five games.

Sergei Kostitsyn will look to bring his point streak to eight games tonight in Denver.

He has picked up two goals and fours assists in the Predators last five games. Martin Erat is a player the Avalanche will keep a close eye on as he has notched two goals and four assists when playing against the Avs. 

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The Predators (92 pts) plan to jump back to sixth in the West with a win tonight after the Ducks (93 pts) win last night dropped them down to seventh. 

Puck drops at 8 PM. Go Preds!

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