Preds Take Down Avalanche 4-3

December 26, 2016

Four different skaters found the back of the net as the Nashville Predators topped the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, their third win in three tries against the Avalanche this season.

"These are the wins we need," goaltender Pekka Rinne said. "We need to shut teams down at the end of the games. Even the last few seconds when we took a penalty, the team did a really good job. That was a good win and the last three games against Colorado have been good for us. These are big points for us."

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) and Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) face off during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) and Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) face off during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) has the puck bounce off of his helmet during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) has the puck bounce off of his helmet during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away shot during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 4December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) cannot block the shot during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) cannot block the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) hits Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) hard into the board during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) hits Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) hard into the board during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) tries to jump out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) tries to jump out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche right wing Rene Bourque (17) during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche right wing Rene Bourque (17) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche calls a time out during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche calls a time out during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) congratulate Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for the win during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) congratulate Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for the win during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6NHL 2016: Flyers vs Predators DEC 6December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators celebrate the win with Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators celebrate the win with Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)