DENVER -- Finishing first in the Central Division and the Western Conference would be a nice advantage for the Nashville Predators heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but coach Peter Laviolette is more concerned with correcting some of the mistakes they have been making lately.
The Predators (47-22-10) trail the St. Louis Blues by one point in the division and they're three points behind the Anaheim Ducks for the conference lead with three games remaining. They play the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; SPSO, ALT).
Nashville has lost three straight games (0-1-2) and is coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena.
"We're really just concerned about tonight," Laviolette said. "We've kept it kind of simple here. We want to play better, and there's things that certainly we can do better and eliminate mistakes, eliminate some turnovers, be a little better defensively, have a little better coverage, be a little better on the attack on offense.