COLORADO AVALANCHE (11-6-1) VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS (9-9-2)
12 PM MT | BRIDGESTONE ARENA
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The Colorado Avalanche enter Friday afternoon’s contest with a file of 11-6-1, while the Nashville Predators are 9-9-2. Puck drop is at noon MT interior of Bridgestone Enviornment.
LAST TIME OUT
Colorado dropped their final sport against the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Appropriate winger Mikko Rantanen stumbled on the attend of the internet twice, both within the principle period, at the side of once on the vitality play. Defenseman Cale Makar also scored on the vitality play. Goaltender Pavel Francouz drew the originate and stopped 21 of 25 shots he faced.
Nashville enters Friday’s contest coming off a 3-0 shutout loss at Detroit on Wednesday night time. Kevin Lankinen made 26 saves on 28 shots within the loss.
Colorado has historically struggled against Nashville. In 88 meetings, the Avs are loyal 36-38-14. The divisional foes hang faced off twice within the postseason, most only recently with the Avalanche sweeping the Predators within the principle round of the 2022 playoffs.
Center Matt Duchene played for the Avalanche from 2009 to the starting of the 2017 season, appearing in 586 games. Duchene would whole 178 needs and 250 assists during that span. Duchene composed holds loads of franchise records. His 178 needs and 29 sport-winning needs are both ninth all time in franchise historical past.
Nashville assistant coach Dan Hinote used to be originally selected within the seventh round of the 1996 NHL Draft (167th overall) by the Avs. Hinote would play for the Avalanche from 1999-2007, compiling 27 needs and 38 assists in 353 outings.
Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is sidelined for no longer lower than 12 weeks after undergoing surgical operation. Passe heart Darren Helm is composed sidelined after undergoing offseason surgical operation however has been skating. There’s no longer a timetable for his return. Ahead Valeri Nichushkin is out no longer lower than a month after undergoing surgical operation. Defensemen Bowen Byram and Samuel Girard are out with undisclosed injuries. Center Shane Bowers made his NHL debut on November 10 however suffered an upper physique damage in lower than two minutes of ice time. Kurtis MacDermid suffered a lower physique damage November 12 and is out four to 6 weeks. Ahead Evan Rodrigues suffered a lower-physique damage within the principle period against Vancouver and did not return, there shouldn’t be any update on his station or timeline.
Defenseman Trace Borowiecki used to be placed on IR on Halloween after being stretchered off in Nashville’s sport against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22. There’s no longer a timetable for his return.
DOING THE MOST
Center Nathan MacKinnon leads all Avalanche skaters with 27 occupation points (10G/17A) against Nashville in 29 games
played. Fellow heart Gabriel Landeskog is 2d with 18 points (12G/6A) in 31 games played.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Captain Roman Josi leads the group in occupation points against Colorado with 39 (14G/25A) in 39 occupation appearances. Left winger Filip Forsberg is 2d with 33 points (16G/17A) in 30 games played.
With Rantanen’s two needs on Wednesday, the ahead moved trusty into a tie with Matt Duchene for ninth location on the franchise’s all-time needs listing and tied with Duchene for sixth since the group moved to Denver.
Appropriate winger Oskar Olausson made his NHL debut Wednesday night time, recording seven minutes and two seconds of ice time.
With Cale Makar’s third-period goal on Wednesday he moved trusty into a tie with Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo for third location for points among defensemen (21 – 6G/15A).
QUOTE(S) THAT LEFT A MARK
“It shuffles the traces quite bit, which is in a unbiased to throw off some chemistry. For essentially the most section, we’re professionals. Guys can comprise spots and that is section of entering the lineup.” – Defenseman Josh Manson on the Avs’ injuries