NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
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
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
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
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