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7:00 PM CT – Avalanche (23-20-1) @ Predators (23-15-4)Players to watch:COL- Paul StastnyThough Stastny doesn’t have great numbers against the Preds (7 points in 17 games), he has to step up in Matt Duchene’s absence.NSH- Ryan EllisEllis has looked comfortable since being a scratch last Thursday. In the two games since, he has four points (three on the power play).Starting goaltenders:COL- Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2011-12 stats: 9-6-0, 2.08 GAA)NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 21-11-4, 2.57 GAA)Injury report:COL- Erik Johnson (hand, questionable), Peter Mueller (concussion, questionable), Matt Duchene and Shane O’Brien (knee, out), Mark Olver (head, out)NSH- Jerred Smithson (lower body, out)Keys to the game:COL- Sharp Giguere in net… With Semyon Varlamov looking off his game on Tuesday, expect the Avs to go with Giguere between the pipes tonight. The Avs need him to make saves early on to give some momentum to his team; you would expect the Preds will come out with a lot of energy, ...
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