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Predators hope to end road woes vs. shorthanded Avalanche

Dec 29, 2008 - 2:09 PM
Nashville (17-15-3) at Colorado (18-16-1), 9:00 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Nashville Predators look to snap a five-game road losing streak on Monday when they visit the Colorado Avalanche, who are without their top two centers.

The Predators' struggles away from the Sommet Center continued on Sunday as they suffered a 5-2 setback to the Edmonton Oilers. Martin Erat and defenseman Shea Weber scored for Nashville, which is 7-11-2 on the road this season.

Fortunately for the Predators, they will not have to deal with their road woes for a while after Monday's contest. Nashville will begin a five-game homestand on Thursday.

Despite injuries to captain Joe Sakic and leading-scorer Paul Stastny, the Avalanche will not provide an easy solution to the Predators' problems away from home.

Colorado is 10-6-0 at home this season. Wojtek Wolski's shootout goal lift the Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Wolski improved to 6-of-7 in the bonus format this season.

Stastny, who leads Colorado with 31 points on the campaign, is out indefinitely with a broken right forearm. The Avalanche have also been without Sakic, who injured his hand in a snow blower accident, for the past month.






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    Predators 1, Avalanche 5  FinalDec 30 1:32 AM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 1 0 1
    COLORADO 2 2 1 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - CODY MCLEOD 6 (MAREK SVATOS, ADAM FOOTE) 8:34
    COL - CODY MCLEOD 7 (BRETT CLARK, T.J. HENSICK) 11:30
    2ND PRD: COL - CHRIS STEWART 3 (JORDAN LEOPOLD, MAREK SVATOS) 4:42
    COL - DAVID JONES 6 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, JOHN-MIC

    Dec 30 12:02 AM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 1
    COLORADO 5
    3RD PRD: COL - JOHN-MICHAEL LILES 5 (RYAN SMYTH, WOJTEK WOLSKI) 0:48

    Predators 1, Avalanche 5  3rd - 19:12Dec 29 11:32 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 1 1
    COLORADO 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - CODY MCLEOD 6 (MAREK SVATOS, ADAM FOOTE) 8:34
    COL - CODY MCLEOD 7 (BRETT CLARK, T.J. HENSICK) 11:30
    2ND PRD: COL - CHRIS STEWART 3 (JORDAN LEOPOLD, MAREK SVATOS) 4:42
    COL - DAVID JONES 6 (WOJTEK WOL

    Dec 29 11:11 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 1
    COLORADO 4
    2ND PRD: NAS - (PP) JASON ARNOTT 14 (SHEA WEBER, RYAN SUTER) 9:17

    Predators 1, Avalanche 4  2nd - 10:43Dec 29 10:52 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    COLORADO 4
    2ND PRD: COL - DAVID JONES 6 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, JOHN-MICHAEL LILES) 6:17

    Predators 0, Avalanche 4  2nd - 13:43Dec 29 10:46 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: COL - CHRIS STEWART 3 (JORDAN LEOPOLD, MAREK SVATOS) 4:42

    Predators 0, Avalanche 3  2nd - 15:18Dec 29 10:41 PM
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    Predators 0, Avalanche 2  2nd - 19:55Dec 29 10:40 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 0
    COLORADO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - CODY MCLEOD 6 (MAREK SVATOS, ADAM FOOTE) 8:34
    COL - BRETT CLARK 3 (T.J. HENSICK) 11:30
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NAS 6 6
    COL 8

    Dec 29 10:15 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    COLORADO 2
    1ST PRD: COL - BRETT CLARK 3 (T.J. HENSICK) 11:30

    Predators 0, Avalanche 2  1st - 8:30Dec 29 9:58 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    COLORADO 1
    1ST PRD: COL - CODY MCLEOD 6 (MAREK SVATOS, ADAM FOOTE) 8:34

    Predators 0, Avalanche 1  1st - 11:26Dec 29 9:51 PM