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3/28/16 Avalanche vs. Predators

game recap

Avalanche hang on for win against Predators

Nashville can't finish rally, fails in bid to clinch playoff spot

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Semyon Varlamov made 14 of his 32 saves in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche hung on for a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

Shawn Matthias scored to put Colorado ahead 4-1 with 7:47 remaining. He took a pass from Mikkel Boedker and beat Predators goaltender Carter Hutton on a breakaway for his 10th goal.

"The guys were competing tonight," Matthias said. "We wanted it. We're still in this race, we believe in each other. It's a big team win."

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news

Vesey opting not to sign with Predators

Nashville GM Poile confirms prospect will become free agent

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey intends on becoming an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 15. and will not join the Predators for their stretch run toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The news was confirmed by Predators general manager David Poile on Monday after an initial report by TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: COL @ NSH - 17:23 of Second Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Nashville Predators

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Situation Room: COL vs. NSH

Situation Room: Salomaki's goal overturned

3/28/16: After Miikka Salomaki scores, the Avalanche challenge offside on the play and, after the review, the goal is overturned

  • 03:54 •

At 17:23 of the second period in the Avalanche/Predators game, Colorado requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Nashville was off-side prior to Miikka Salomaki's goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Nashville's Colin Wilson was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed."

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Video Review: COL @ NSH - 11:40 of the First Period

Puck entered net in legal fashion - good goal Colorado

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Situation Room: COL vs. NSH - P/1

Situation Room: Skille's goal stands after review

The puck bounces into the net off Jack Skille's skate and, after a review, the goal stands as it is determined there was no kicking motion

  • 01:03 •

At 11:40 of the first period in the Avalanche/Predators game, video review confirmed that the puck deflected off of Colorado's Jack Skille and entered the Nashville net in a legal fashion. Good goal Colorado. 

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Situation Room

Video Review: COL @ NSH - 10:10 of the First Period

Video review confirmed referee's call - Good goal Colorado

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Situation Room: COL vs. NSH

Situation Room: Landeskog's goal stands after review

Gabriel Landeskog scores on a deflection and, after a review, the goal stands when it is determined that there was no kicking motion

  • 01:03 •

At 10:10 of the first period in the Avalanche/Predators game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that the puck entered the Nashville net in a legal fashion. Good goal Colorado.

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game preview

Predators host Avalanche with eyes on playoff berth

Regulation win secures postseason for Nashville; Colorado missing Duchene, MacKinnon

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

AVALANCHE (38-33-4) at PREDATORS (39-23-13)

TV: 8 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-TN, NHL.TV

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators can clinch a Stanley Cup Playoffs berth with a regulation win against the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena on Monday. 

The Predators have 91 points and hold the first wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. They are 11 points ahead of the Avalanche, who are five points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card. The Predators can make it impossible for the Avalanche to catch them with a regulation win Monday.

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injury

Colorado's Duchene, MacKinnon out two more games

Avalanche forwards each remain sidelined with knee injury

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Colorado Avalanche forwards Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon will each miss at least two more games with knee injuries, the Avalanche announced Sunday.

Colorado, which begins a two-game road trip Monday at the Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET; ALT, FS-TN, NHL.TV), is five points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, but have a game in hand. The Avalanche have lost two straight following a three-game winning streak, including a 4-0 loss to the Wild at Pepsi Center on Saturday.

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