Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Colorado had the home crowd on its side and
a second six-game win streak of the season in its pocket Wednesday, bidding
for the second 13-1-0 start in NHL history.
One problem: Nashville came into Pepsi Center revved up for the third edition
of a seven-game road trip.
Thanks to a two-goal, two-assist effort by Colin Wilson, the Predators claimed
a 6-4 victory over the Avalanche.
Though Matt Duchene -- who recorded the 13th three-point game of his career --
tied the game early in the third, Wilson's second goal of the contest put the
visitors ahead to stay and David Legwand added a late tally to seal the
Paul Gaustad, Craig Smith, Viktor Stalberg and Gabriel Bourque also lit the
lamp for the Predators, who have won two in a row on their current sojourn.
Carter Hutton improved to 4-1-1 this season after a 27-save performance.
PA Parenteau, Ryan O'Reilly and Paul Stastny provided additional offense for
the Avalanche, who suffered the same fate as their 1995 Nordiques counterparts
that began 12-1-0 before losing in their 14th game.
Semyon Varlamov yielded five scores on 27 shots in defeat.
The Ottawa Senators remain the sole franchise to start a season with 13 wins
in their first 14 games, having done so in 2007-08.
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