Posted January 19, 2014 on AP on Fox
The Colorado Avalanche and goalie Semyon Varlamov are playing so well this season that they're even winning in Music City. Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jan Hejda, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene each scored a goal for Colorado, which is 8-1-1 over its past 10 games. The Avalanche earned their first win in Nashville since Jan. 6, 2009, ending a 0-6-1 skid. Colorado center Paul Stastny said they did a good job surviving late, with the key jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first. ''Getting it to 3-0 was important for us especially in the past not doing well here,'' Stastny said. ''Knowing we have a new team, new coach and new mentality I think we forgot about playing here and a fresh start for us.'' Varlamov made 27 saves and improved to 11-0-5 in his past 16 games, tying the Avalanche record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. The Predators sc...
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