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Playoff Game 3 Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators (2:30 p.m.)

It’s a Colorado Avalanche playoff game day!

NHL: MAY 05 Playoffs Round 1 Game 2 - Predators at Avalanche Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Game 3 is on the horizon! The Colorado Avalanche play their first road game of this series with the Nashville Predators. It’s a visit to Smashville and the crazies at Bridgestone Arena. They will be looking to will their team into getting a win back on home ice.

After hanging on for almost 70 minutes in Game 2, the Preds will be feeling good at getting a win or two on home ice. This was thanks to the play of Connor Ingram. The rookie netminder was phenomenal on Thursday night and saved 49 of 51 shots in the loss.

While the Avs made Ingram look good thanks to not placing shots better, he will be feeling good. The momentum he’s gotten from that performance will look to will on the Predators back on home ice. Ingram will start again after it was determined that Juuse Saros was still not available for the Preds.

Projected Forwards

Valeri Nichushkin (13) - Nathan MacKinnon (29) - Mikko Rantanen (96)

Gabriel Landeskog (92) - Nazem Kadri (91) - Artturi Lehkonen (62)

Andre Burakovsky (95) - J.T. Compher (37) - Nicolas Aube-Kubel (16)

Darren Helm (43) - Nico Sturm (78) - Logan O’Connor (25)/Kurtis MacDermid (56)

Projected Defenders

Devon Toews (7) - Cale Makar (8)

Samuel Girard (49) - Josh Manson (42)

Bowen Byram (4) - Erik Johnson (6)

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