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David Legwand scores goal with 1:14 left as Predators beat Avalanche 3-1 to avoid season sweep

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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David Legwand scores goal with 1:14 left as Predators beat Avalanche 3-1 to avoid season sweep

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - David Legwand scored with 1:14 left, and the Nashville Predators edged Colorado 3-1 Tuesday night to avoid being swept by the Avalanche.

Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal that tied it up at 1 at 8:23 of the third, and Taylor Beck had two assists. Paul Gaustad had an empty-netter for his third this season with 14.7 seconds remaining.

Matt Duchene scored on a breakaway 61 seconds into the third for Colorado, which missed a chance to sweep the Predators for the first time in franchise history. Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 35 saves in giving the Avalanche a chance at their second win over Nashville in four days.

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