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Tuesday, January 3rd (All times eastern)

Nashville Predators (24-10-3) at Colorado Avalanche (20-17-3), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The streaky Nashville Predators will try to get back on the winning track this evening, as they visit the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.

The Predators had won six in a row before dropping three their last three straight. All told this year, the Predators have four winning streaks of four games or more and three losing stretches of three or more.

Nashville was last in action on Sunday and was handed a 4-2 setback by the visiting Mighty Ducks. Joffrey Lupul scored two goals to help Anaheim pull out the victory.

Greg Johnson and Yanic Perreault each had a goal for the Predators, while Tomas Vokoun turned away 32 shots in the loss.

The Predators currently have 51 points and are four behind Detroit for first place in the Central Division.

The Avalanche haven't played since Saturday when they posted a 5-2 road victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. Ian Laperriere scored twice and Peter Budaj made 30 saves to lead Colorado at Glendale Arena.

Andrew Brunette added a goal and an assist while Milan Hejduk and Pierre Turgeon also tallied to help the Avalanche end a two-game slide.

The Avs are 10-6-3 at home this season, while Nashville is 8-6-3 as the visiting team.

The Predators have won both meetings with this Avs this season and have taken the last five in a row in the series. Nashville is also 4-0-1 (1 tie) in its last five trips to Denver.

01/03 10:10:42 ET


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