Predators fall to Avalanche in Game 3 Saturday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -The Predators faced an 0-2 deficit against the Avalanche as they returned home to Bridgestone Arena to play Game 3 Saturday. The team came up short as they lost to the Colorado Avalanche 7-3, falling to 0-3 in the series.
With 10:27 left in the third period, Devon Toews scored on a slap shot, providing the Avalanche with a three-goal lead. Valeri Nichushkin had the team’s seventh and final goal of the evening.
The Avalanche got some separation in what was a tight game midway through the second period with scores from Gabriel Landeskog and Nazem Kadri, giving the Avalanche a 5-3 advantage.
Predators’ Eeli Tolvanen tied the game at 2-2 with a goal 5:41 into the second period. Landeskog responded to the score with 9:02 in the second period, giving the Avalanche a 3-2 advantage. The Predators Roman Josi then tied the game again at 3-3 with 7:05 left in the period.
Colorado’s Atturi Lehkonen scored the first goal for his team with 9:15 left in the first period. Nathan Mackinnon scored the team’s second goal with 3:53 left in the period, giving the team a 2-0 advantage.
The Predators finally got on the board with a goal from Matt Duchene with 2:23 left in the first period, cutting the deficit to 2-1.
The Predators suffered disappointing losses in the first two games, falling in Game 1 7-2 and never challenging Colorado. The Preds battled in Game 2, taking the Avalanche into overtime and losing 2-1.
In the first postseason start of his career, Nashville’s Connor Ingram made 49 saves in the team’s Game 2 effort. Center Yakov Trenin scored the team’s lone goal of the night.
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