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Predators 3, Avalanche 2 (OT): Legwand lifts Preds to third straight win

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David Legwand has a reputation for being the king of the empty-netter, but tonight Legwand scored in overtime, his second of the night, to lift the Predators to a 3-2 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche.

With the win, the Predators completed the "sweep" of the Avalanche and have won three in a row, as well as six of their last seven games.

The Predators got off to a slow start, giving up two goals that they'd like to have back. But Nashville was able to chip away at the lead and force overtime where it eventually sealed the win.

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  • Man, what a stinker of a first period. It was almost the exact opposite of two nights ago, as Colorado was the team that came out with a little bit of an extra spring in its step and outshot Nashville 15-7.
  • I'm sure Rinne would love to have both of those goals back. The first was just a play where he didn't see the defender and made a blind pass into the slot from the side of the net. He had the angle on the second goal, but just let it slip through the five hole.
  • ...but just like two nights ago, the trailing team came out firing in the second period. The Predators put a lot of pressure on the net, and Legwand eventually scored his first of the night by going to the net after Halischuk's wrap around try.
  • Paging Sergei Kostitsyn: shoot more. What a laser from Kostitsyn, ripping the shot through the defender's legs and beating Giguere over his shoulder.
  • The game-winner was all Legwand, and it was a classic Legwand goal if there ever was one, as he was able to bang home his own rebound. He really seems to step up his game when it matters most, and certainly did tonight.
  • Despite the win, the Predators powerplay laid a big stinker tonight, going 0-6.
  • The sellout streak did come to an end tonight, but only by about 200 tickets. I'm sure a new one will be started when the Philadelphia Flyers come to town on Saturday in a game that will really be a measuring stick as to how the Predators matchup with one of the league's top teams.