Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Nashville Predators
After Over Time
2:3
Colorado Avalanche
Highlights and Stats


Nashville Predators squares off against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, 09:00 PM EDT at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both opponents play in the Central Division of the NHL, with the Predators occupying the 6th place in the standings with 32 points, while the Avalanche is sitting 4th with 38.

Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-17-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
0 0 1 1
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
0 2 1 3

The previous game between those two opponents was held on December 17th, 2022, and ended in a 3-1 win for the Colorado Avalanche. Cale Makar was one of the main reasons for the Avalanche’s triumph back then. He played 26:01 and earned 2 points by scoring one goal and assisting his teammates once. On the other half of the court, it was Matt Duchene who contributed the most, scoring 1 goal for a total of 20:20 of game time. The Avalanche’s goalie, Alexandar Georgiev, played at a very high level and ended the game with a 0.962 save percentage. His colleague on the other end, Juuse Saros, was tasked with 29 attempts on goal and allowed two to roll past him. The Colorado Avalanche have dominated the recent meetings with the Nashville Predators, winning all five games.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-17-202211-10-202205-09-202205-07-202205-05-2022
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
133 3 1
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
3 5 572

Nashville Predators Form

*Last 10 Nashville Predators Games - 4:4:2
12-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-12-202212-10-202212-08-202212-02-202212-01-2022
2:4@ Chicago Blackhawks4:3vs Edmonton Oilers3:1@ Colorado Avalanche2:1@ Winnipeg Jets3:6vs Edmonton Oilers1:0@ St. Louis Blues2:3vs Ottawa Senators5:2@ Tampa Bay Lightning1:4@ New York Islanders3:4@ New Jersey Devils

The Nashville Predators’ latest game was on 12/21 when they came up against the Chicago Blackhawks and ended in a 2-4 win away from home. Roman Josi was the best for the Predators, as he earned 2 points for 22:01 of playing time on the night. He had six attempts on goal and succeeded with one as it whistled into the net. He was also in charge of another goal, but he was the provider for it. Juuse Saros’s performance also needs addressing, as he saved 37 of the total 39 shots on goal. The team is 4-4-2 in their last ten games and is on a run of two back-to-back victories. The Nashville Predators own an 8-5-2 record when playing at home this season. The calendar shows that the Preds will next play against the Dallas Stars on 12/27 at their own arena.

Nashville Predators Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    76.00
  • Goals Against
    93.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Nashville Predators Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Juuse Saros

    Games Played:23
    Saves Percentage:0.911
    Shutouts:6
  • Top Skater

    Filip Forsberg

    Games Played:30
    Goals:9
    Assists:16

Nashville Predators Missing Players

NONE

Colorado Avalanche Form

*Last 10 Colorado Avalanche Games - 5:4:1
12-21-202212-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-202212-09-202212-07-202212-05-202212-03-2022
2:1vs Montreal Canadiens1:0vs New York Islanders3:1vs Nashville Predators2:4vs Buffalo Sabres3:2vs Philadelphia Flyers2:3@ St. Louis Blues1:2vs New York Rangers0:4vs Boston Bruins5:3@ Philadelphia Flyers5:1@ Boston Bruins

The Avalanche’s last meeting was against the Montreal Canadiens on 12/21, when they won 2-1 on home ice. The team’s best performer in that clash was Mikko Rantanen, as he scored 1 goal and assisted once for 25:57 of game time. He attempted eight shots in total toward the enemy’s net. Goalie Alexandar Georgiev was another key figure for the Colorado Avalanche, as he ended the game with a 0.944 save percentage. The team triumphed in five of the previous 10 outings, while allowing four defeats during the 60 minutes and losing once in overtime or shootouts. The Avalanche are on a three-match winning streak at the moment. When traveling, they are 9-6-0 throughout the campaign. The Colorado Avalanche’s next fixture is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27th against the Arizona Coyotes away from home.

Colorado Avalanche Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    91.00
  • Goals Against
    81.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Colorado Avalanche Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Alexandar Georgiev

    Games Played:21
    Saves Percentage:0.923
    Shutouts:7
  • Top Skater

    Mikko Rantanen

    Games Played:30
    Goals:21
    Assists:17

Colorado Avalanche Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
1 1 0 0 2
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
0 1 1 1 3
Nashville PredatorsColorado Avalanche
  • Score

    2
    3
  • PP Opportunities

    3
    4
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Nashville PredatorsvsColorado Avalanche
  • 1`08:03
    Roman Josi2 minutes for Tripping Valeri Nichushkin
    -
  • 1`11:38
    -
    Mikko Rantanen2 minutes for Tripping Thomas Novak
  • 1`12:26
    Ryan JohansenThomas Novak, Roman Josi
    1-0
  • 1`16:50
    Alexandre Carrier2 minutes for Tripping Evan Rodrigues
    -
  • 1`17:34
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    Evan Rodrigues2 minutes for Holding Yakov Trenin
  • 2`04:20
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    Evan Rodrigues2 minutes for Tripping Nino Niederreiter
  • 2`06:22
    Matt DucheneCody Glass, Nino Niederreiter