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Predators prevent Avalanche from franchise-best start

Nov 7, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT

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The Colorado Avalanche battled back against the Nashville Predators, but ultimately had their six-game winning streak snapped Wednesday evening.

The Avalanche fell behind by a pair of goals in the second period, but got back on even terms in the third, thanks to Matt Duchene‘s 10th goal of the season.

That was before Colin Wilson potted his second goal of the night following a soft P.A. Parenteau giveaway near the Colorado blue line.

Wilson finished the night with four points. The Predators came away with a wild 6-4 victory.

A win for the Avalanche would’ve given them a franchise best 13-1 record to begin the season, as per The Denver Post. Although that milestone didn’t seem to be in the minds of any of the Avalanche players or coaches.

“I always go back to one day at a time,” Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said earlier in the day, according to The Denver Post.

“What we can control is what we do tonight and I think we need to stay in the present world, prepare ourselves and make sure we focus when we get to the rink.”

  1. ryanoffski - Nov 7, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    I’ll take a loss for every six straight any day

    • polegojim - Nov 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      Exactly. Now it’s about how that young team continues to respond after losses.

      Last time, they didn’t skip a beat. Need to see the same on Fri V the Flames, then Sun V Caps.

      Of course there will be more losses… but want to see the toughness continue without let-down.

  2. hines86for6 - Nov 7, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    The Predators did this without Pekka Rinne and also hit 3 posts in the game.

  3. hines86for6 - Nov 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    I get that the Avs losing is the much bigger story, but the Preds playing with their backup goalie who has <10 starts is worth a mention in the write up.

  4. 950003cups - Nov 7, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    That game was full of highlights. Maybe this win will have the Preds out celebrating for a few nights and show up to NJ hung over. We’re desperate for a win!

  5. tjvalley - Nov 7, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    No offense Hinds, but there back up goalie let in 4 goals. That hardly tells a rose colored story of his effectiveness in the win. I’ve played net before and I can tell you that I didn’t feel good about myself when my team needed to score 5 goals to help me win.

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