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3/18/16 Predators vs. Capitals

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Avalanche rally to defeat Flames, boost playoff hopes

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AVALANCHE RALLY (AGAIN) FOR KEY POINTS IN WILD CARD RACE
Carl Soderberg
(1-0-1) tied the game at 9:09 of the third period and Mikkel Boedker (0-1-1) scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Colorado Avalanche overcome deficits of 1-0 and 3-1 and earn their fifth victory in seven games.

* The Avalanche, who moved three points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, play the Wild once more in their remaining 10 games: March 26 at Pepsi Center. Minnesota has won three of their first four head-to-head matchups this season (MIN: 3-0-1, COL: 1-3-0).

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game recap

Winnik, Kuznetsov help Capitals cool off Predators

Nashville loses in regulation for second time in 18 games

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Winnik finishes Kuznetsov's feed

NSH@WSH: Winnik scores off dish from Kuznetsov

3/18/16: Braden Holtby makes a long pass to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who sets up Daniel Winnik for the game-tying goal midway through the 2nd period

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WASHINGTON -- When Evgeny Kuznetsov goes behind the net, his linemates know they have to be ready.

"I don't think you get used to it," said T.J. Oshie, who converted a passout from Kuznetsov into what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 victory against the Nashville Predators at Verizon Center on Friday. "You try to get ready for it. But even when it does come, you kind of think to yourself, 'How'd he just do that?' I'll take them every time."

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game preview

Predators come surging into Washington

Nashville has points in 16 of 17 games, pursuing Chicago in Central

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

PREDATORS (36-22-13) at CAPITALS (50-14-5)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, FS-TN, CSN-DC, NHL.TV

WASHINGTON -- The Nashville Predators visit the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on Friday at Verizon Center in hot pursuit of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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