Nashville Predators: How to Beat the Avalanche

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Semyon Varlamov
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Semyon Varlamov /
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What to Expect

If Nashville can win at home, eliminate MacKinnon, and stay healthy, they should roll through Colorado fairly easily. I think it’ll happen in 5 games, with one slip up on the road.

The Predators dominated the Avalanche in the regular season, and certainly can do it again.

Nashville has a deep bench, a balanced offensive attack, great fans, and one of the best blue lines in the league. That right there is a recipe for victory.

We all saw the Predators turn into a different monster last postseason, as the number 8 seed. They dominated and swept the #1 seed Blackhawks in the first round, the exact same situation that we are seeing right now.

Nashville is a fundamentally better and more talented team than Colorado, however, they won’t just show up and beat Nathan MacKinnon and Company without a fight.

117 points, a Central division and Western Conference title, and a President’s Trophy looks great on a resume. It means nothing though, if you don’t keep winning and dominating your opponents in the playoffs.

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Who: Colorado vs Nashville

Where: Bridgestone Arena

When: Thursday, 4/12, 8:30 PM Central time


Go Preds Go!