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Predators eliminate Avalanche from playoff contention

Forbserg, Wilson score for Nashville; Colorado has lost four in a row

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE - Craig Smith's goal at 4:17 of the third period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

Smith scored on a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle. Filip Forsberg made the pass to Smith, who shot it past Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, for his 21st goal.

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Forsberg dazzles Avalanche with goal

Goes between the legs to thrill Nashville crowd @NHLdotcom

Forsberg goes between the legs

COL@NSH: Forsberg puts stick between legs for goal

4/5/16: Filip Forsberg finds the loose puck in front and creatively buries a between-the-legs goal past Semyon Varlamov

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Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored a highlight-reel goal Tuesday, sliding the puck between his legs before flipping it over Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov.

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Avalanche facing elimination from playoff contention

Regulation loss to Nashville among scenarios that will end Colorado's postseason hope

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

AVALANCHE (39-36-4) at PREDATORS (39-26-14)

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

NASHVILLE -- The Colorado Avalanche will be eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention with a regulation loss to the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

A win by the Minnesota Wild against the San Jose Sharks, or overtime losses by the Wild and Avalanche, will also eliminate Colorado.

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