After a fantastic effort for the first 46 minutes, the Colorado Avalanche fell off and lost a very winnable game. It would be nice to see a full 60 minutes played tonight (which has been a problem all season). Let’s see if the Colorado Avalanche can pull out a well-rounded level of play, and maybe even a win tonight.
Avalanche @ Predators
1:00 PM MT; NBC, CNBC
Nashville leads the series 1-0.
SBN: On the Forecheck
Here are the lineups:
Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Tyson Jost - Alexander Kerfoot - Sven Andrighetto
Matt Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
Colin Wilson - J.T. Compher - Gabriel Bourque
Nikita Zadorov - Tyson Barrie
Patrik Nemeth - Samuel Girard
Mark Barberio - David Warsofsky
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris- Craig Smith
Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson
Miikka Salomaki - Mike Fisher - Ryan Hartman
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin - Matt Irwin
I’ll admit, I wish that neither one of Nemeth or Barberio were playing tonight, but maybe they’ll turn it around. It’s not like the Avalanche have too many options on the blueline (Lindholm, Siemens, Alt don’t seem like they’d be much better).
I know everything’s just gravy at this point, but it would be really nice to see the Avalanche put the Predators on their heels a bit with a win at Bridgestone Arena.
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Nothing else to say at this point, except GO AVS!