Found October 05, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
DENVER -- Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots, P.A. Parenteau scored two goals the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Friday night.Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche, who have won their first two games under new coach Patrick Roy.Pekka Rinne had 33 saves and Paul Gaustad scored for the Predators, who lost for the second time in as many nights.The game featured two of the top four picks in last June's draft. MacKinnon was taken first overall and Seth Jones, a Denver native, was picked fourth by the Predators.The Avalanche struck first for the second straight game. Jamie McGinn, who had two goals in Wednesday's win, gloved the puck in the slot and fired a shot on Rinne, who made the initial save.Parenteau jumped on the rebound and knocked it in to give Colorado a 1-0 lead with 1:10 left in the first period.Colorado made it 2-0 at 7:54 of the second with a goal from the fourth line. Bordeleau, the team's...

Avalanche RW Steve Downie lays out Predators defenseman Roman Josi (Video)

Colorado Avalanche right winger Steve Downie laid out Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi with a huge flying hit during the second period of Friday night's game at the Pepsi Center. Downie was penalized two minutes for charging, and Predators defenseman Shea Weber, who jumped Downie to stick up for Josi, was penalized for roughing. Josi was OK after the hit. The...

VIDEO: Steve Downie launches himself at Roman Josi

In the second period, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie leveled Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downie has a history and Josi did not return. All things considered, is it suspension worthy? You be the judge. The video is below. (We will remind you here that this is the Colorado broadcast feed.) — PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)

Steve Downie Obliterates Roman Josi, Somehow Gets Away With It

After seeing Steve Downie leap into Roman Josi’s head last night, Hockeydom was awaiting word that Downie was going to be suspended. We were wrong. Despite Josi being injured on the play, as well as the hit being illegal, Downie won’t be suspended. No hearing over Steve Downie hit. — Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) October 5, 2013 Ask any NHL fan to sum...

Tonight officially puts last season in the past for Predators

It cannot be denied. Even the biggest Nashville Predators homer has to accept the fact that last year was an absolute nightmare. A team that had made the playoffs seven of the previous eight seasons (and, the one time they didn’t, were in it until the final days) expects nothing less than a competitive team. Instead, the Predators were everything but. They tied for the fewest...

Game 2: Predators @ Colorado Avalanche

Refresh often. Nashville Predators 0 @ Colorado Avalanche 0: Pregame Skate Puck drop is at 8:07pm CST. SOG: NSH - 0, COL - 0 PP: NSH 0/0, COL 0/0 Attendance: TBD Scoring Summary None Predators scratches: TBD Predators starters: TBD Avalanche scratches: TBD Avalanche starters: TBD Tweets by @Fang_Faction Tweets from @Fang_Faction...

Cleveland knocks off the Heat as late-game heroics lead to Monsters’ first win

By Sarah Jamieson, Special to WFNY Cleveland’s own Lake Erie Monsters secured their first win of the season thanks to Stefan Elliott’s late goal and Calvin Pickard’s highlight-reel save with three seconds remaining. The 3-2 victory over the Abbotsford Heat (1-1-0-0) Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena takes the Monster to 1-1 on the year. After losing to Abbotsford the previous...

Wolfpack sign O’Donnell, Dupont to PTOs

The Hartford Wolfpack have announced that they have signed forwards Shawn O’Donnell and Brodie Dupont to PTOs. Both forwards were invited to camp as non-roster invitees, and outplayed some of the higher touted Ranger prospects. Both earned their PTOs, and will be with the team for a while longer. Tweet

Colorado Avalanche 3 – Nashville Predators 1 | POSTGAME BREAKDOWN

Highlights — Notes One night after being pulled in the first half of the first period, Pekka Rinne went the distance on Friday night. Although he was saddled with the loss, Rinne saved 33 of 35 shots that headed his way and allowed fewer than 3 goals for the first time in his last 4 games. For his efforts, the Colorado media awarded him the second star of the game. Paul Gaustad...

Monsters drop Home Opener after rough second period

By Sarah Jamieson, Special to WFNY Despite leading after the first period, the Lake Erie Monsters (0-1-0-0) fell 5-2 to the Abbotsford Heat (1-0-0-0) before 12,123 fans at Quicken Loans Arena Friday night, due in part to giving up three goals in the second period. The game marked the season opener for both teams. Monsters captain Bryan Lerg, whose season was cut short after only...

Game 1: Predators @ St. Louis Blues

  Nashville Predators 1, St. Louis Blues: Pregame SOG: NSH - 0, STL - 0 PP: NSH 0/0, SJS 0/0 Attendance: TBD Scoring Summary None Predators scratches: Predators starters: Opponents scratches: Opponents starters: Tweets from @Fang_Faction/predators-vs-blues Tweets by @Fang_Faction

Avalanche tops Predators, improves to 2-0

It wasn't the goal party of Wednesday's season-opener but when the final horn sounded there was still the same celebratory feel inside the Pepsi Center Friday night. Don't look now but Patrick Roy's Avalanche team is 2-0 after Friday's 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators. The Avs rode P.A. Parenteau's two goals to the tough win needing an empty-net goal...

First overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon shines in NHL debut

Nathan MacKinnon sat next to Joe Sakic's old locker stall Wednesday morning worrying about leaning too far to the right. Barely a month past his 18th birthday MacKinnon didn't want to disturb the legacy of the Avalanche's former star and 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee who is now the club's top executive. Hours away from making his NHL debut and hoping to prove...

It took Patrick Roy one game to absolutely lose it behind the bench

Hall of Fame NHL goaltender and new Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has a reputation for being hot-tempered and a little bit of a crazy guy, and it didn’t take long for that characteristic to shine through behind the bench. Roy celebrated his first career NHL game as a coach by nearly killing Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau with the glass partition in between the two...
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