Filip Forsberg scores twice in 3rd, Predators rally past Avalanche

  • Filip Forsberg scores twice in 3rd, Predators rally past Avalanche

Filip Forsberg scores twice in 3rd, Predators rally past Avalanche

Semyon Varlamov has stopped 28.8 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Avalanche.

"I knew he made a shot toward the net, and I just wanted to be there in case he missed the net to beat out the icing", Hartman said.

Viktor Arvidsson gave the Predators a 2-1 lead on a lovely unassisted play at 12:36 of the second period, beating Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier, for the goal. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. And yet here we are now, a year later, and no one is anxious about anyone more than they are the Presidents' Trophy-winning Predators. I feel that you will see a complete game from them in this one as they do not want to let the Avs back in the series. If he gets loose in Monday's Game 3 at Denver's Pepsi Center, the Avalanche can win.

The Predators scored by committee as five different players hit the scoreboard, but they still had to come from behind for the victory. Nashville will next head to Denver for the game 3 and 4, before returning home for game 5, if necessary.

That's where they'll play Games 3 and 4 of the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche. Pekka Rinne has given up two goals on 27 shots faced. I know we won, but letting them keep sticking around can be risky the more games you get into a series.

"It shows us we're right with them", Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie said.

"Not a lot of us have played much in the playoffs before", Kerfoot said.

Zadorov leads the group with a goal and an assist. They are hoping for an easier win in this one, but it will not be easy as the Avs have played well at home. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. The Avs, already without injured blueliner Erik Johnson, didn't have another in rookie Samuel Girard as he was scratched for Game 2 with an upper-body injury.

Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) jumps to screen Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Craig Smith and Colton Sissons also scored, and Ryan Johansen and captain Roman Josi each had two assists. As of Monday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets have sided with visiting Nashville.

Austin Watson put home yet another goal for the Predators, giving them a 4-2 lead early in the 3rd period. But Nashville gave the Avalanche 1:46 of a 5-on-3 to rally, and MacKinnon's shot deflected off Landeskog to pull Colorado within 4-3. Bednar said Girard is day to day. But I can't trust Bernier to shut down a potent offense, while I feel the Preds defense is probably going to improve after a lackluster Game 2 performance.