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Avalanche 2, Predators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 2, Predators 1
Nashville Predators 1, Colorado Avalanche 2

DENVER (AP) - Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots, Matt Duchene and Brandon Yip both scored, and the Colorado Avalanche won its fifth straight by topping the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night.

Cody Franson had a goal and Pekka Rinne made 21 saves for the Predators. Nashville, which has a better away mark than at home, has dropped two straight on the road and three consecutive overall.

Anderson, the Avalanche's only goalie during the winning streak, has allowed only two goals in his last three starts.

The Predators appeared to tie it with 7:31 left when Ryan Suter scored on a shot from the point, but Patric Hornqvist was called for goaltender interference when he bumped Anderson as the puck came toward the net.

Nashville again nearly got even in the final minute. With Rinne off for an extra skater, the Predators swarmed the Avalanche zone and struck the post with a shot. Paul Stastny also took a penalty for high-sticking, but Nashville couldn't capitalize.

Colorado took a 1-0 lead on its second shot. With two Predators in the penalty box, Duchene tipped in a pass from Stastny with 6:14 left in the first period for his 16th goal.

Yip made it 2-0 at 7:25 of the second when he scored on the power play off a feed from Darcy Tucker, his sixth goal in 14 games this season. The Predators answered right back when Franson scored a power-play goal 1:22 later, his fifth tally of the season.

Franson's goal ended Anderson's shutout streak that spanned three games and 106 minutes, 52 seconds.

The Predators were undisciplined throughout, taking 10 penalties and giving Colorado nine power-play chances.

NOTES: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson (head) is out indefinitely. ... Colorado F Marek Svatos (chest) missed his second straight game and 14th of 16 contests. ... Ryan Stoa's assist on Yip's goal was his first NHL point.

scoring summary
1st Period
13:46
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (16) ASST: Paul Stastny (36), John-Michael Liles (18)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
07:25
COL
PPG - Brandon Yip (6) ASST: Darcy Tucker (9), Ryan Stoa (1)
2 - 0 COL
08:47
NSH
PPG - Cody Franson (5) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (12), Jason Arnott (16)
2 - 1 COL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:00
COL
John-Michael Liles  Slashing against  Jason Arnott
11:41
NSH
Wade Belak  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
11:41
COL
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Wade Belak
11:56
NSH
Ryan Suter  Cross checking against  Chris Durno
13:33
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
18:12
NSH
Kevin Klein  Hi stick - double minor against  Ryan O'Reilly
19:23
COL
Wojtek Wolski  Slashing against  Martin Erat
19:23
COL
Wojtek Wolski  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Sullivan
19:23
NSH
Steve Sullivan  Fighting (maj) against  Wojtek Wolski
2nd Period
05:43
NSH
Wade Belak  Hooking against  John-Michael Liles
08:18
COL
Cody McLeod  Slashing against  Jordin Tootoo
11:45
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Tripping against  Paul Stastny
14:19
NSH
Francis Bouillon  Boarding against  Cody McLeod
19:39
COL
TJ Galiardi  Roughing against  Dan Hamhuis
3rd Period
11:23
COL
Kyle Cumiskey  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:29
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Interference on goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
15:46
NSH
Ryan Jones  Tripping against  Matt Duchene
19:26
COL
Paul Stastny  Hooking against  Patric Hornqvist
goalie stats
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
18-9-2
SA: 23TOI: 58:47
Saves: 21EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .913SH: 1 - 1
Craig Anderson
SA: 30TOI: 59:54
Saves: 29EV: 19 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .967SH: 2 - 2
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