The Nashville Predators have faced every team in the Western Conference except for the Colorado Avalanche.
They've likely been eager to get this season series underway.
Coming off an encouraging victory, the Predators look to win their sixth in a row over the Avalanche in the opener of a home-and-home set Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
Nashville (22-15-4) has outscored Colorado 22-11 in winning the last five meetings. Pekka Rinne was between the pipes for each of them, posting a 2.20 goals-against average, and Martin Erat led the Predators offense in last season's four meetings with three goals and five assists.
The Avalanche were the only West team Nashville swept last season. The Predators took seven of eight meetings in the past two seasons - two more wins than they had over any other non-division opponent in that span - and their 30 goals were one shy of their most against any team during that stretch.
Patric Hornqvist keyed Nashville's domination in those e...