These are heady days for the Avs, whose rise from 48 points a season ago to a playoff date with the defending Western Conference champs is the best story in hockey. "But now the real work and the real fun starts".
Filip Forsberg scored two third-period goals Thursday night as the Nashville Predators dumped the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.
The Predators accepted the Presidents' Trophy before the game from National Hockey League deputy commissioner Bill Daly and took a moment to remember the moment with a team photo on the ice.
The Colorado Avalanche are not favored to win their series against the Presidents' Trophy winning Nashville Predators. Laviolette said they have to be better. "Our guys are proud of it". They stayed focused for the entire year.
No one was too anxious about the Nashville Predators when they slipped into the 2016-17 Stanley Cup playoffs as the 16th-ranked team out of 16 postseason contenders, and no one anticipated Bridgestone Arena playing host to Stanley Cup Final matchups with the defending champions, let alone getting by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.
Averaging 28.9 saves per game with a.927 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (42-17-4) has been the best goalkeeper for Nashville this season. But this season, in which Rinne has likely put together a Vezina Trophy-winning campaign, he's also been a beast on the road.
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Filip Forsberg would give the Predators a 3-2 lead at 6:08 of the final frame on a redirection from Roman Josi, who's shot was from the point.
Josh Anderson and Brandon Dubinsky scored for Columbus.
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The Washington Capitals (-125) are not all that deep into minus money against the Columbus Blue Jackets (+105), but captain Alex Ovechkin had a bounce-back season at age 32. I hate to say I told you so... well... not really.
They are looking too add another three, as team President Sean Henry explained: 'Good symbolism with those four catfish. Officials reviewed the play, which crossed at 0.4 seconds before the end of the period.
Colton Sissons sealed the outcome with an empty-netter at 18:03 as Nashville notched its 11th straight win over the Avalanche, dating back to April 2016.
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"We didn't expect this in October, but as the season progressed our confidence grew and grew", MacKinnon said recently after finishing with 39 goals and 58 assists to wind up fifth in scoring.
The Avalanche are 7-20 in their last 27 meetings in Nashville.
Fans who want to get a chance to purchase the $15 day-of-game tickets must register to become a Smashville Verified Fan. And yet here we are now, a year later, and no one is anxious about anyone more than they are the Presidents' Trophy-winning Predators.
NOTES: Defenseman P.K. Subban played his 82nd game, the only player on the Nashville roster to play every game this season.
Colorado came out blazing in the first period.
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