The Nashville Predators got a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night to hand the Avalanche just their second loss of the season. With the win, the Predators have collected five of a possible six points on their seven-game road trip so far.
Here are five things from Wednesday night’s game…
- Viktor Stalberg played his best game as a Predator. He scored the first goal of the game, which was his first goal in a Predators uniform, and also added an assist on a Colin Wilson goal in the third period. Stalberg was arguably the best player on the ice.
- Speaking of Colin Wilson, he tied a career high with four points on the night. He had two goals, including the game-winning goal in the third period, and also notched two assists. Wilson seemed to have very good chemistry with Stalberg on the night.
- Matt Duchene played an incredible game for the Avalanche. He had one goal and two assists and was flying around all over the ice. It looked like he was shot out of a cannon on his goal that he scored in the third period to tie the game at four. Duchene has gotten off to a great start for the Avalanche this season and was easily Colorado’s best player on Wednesday night.
- Seth Jones took a hit from Jamie McGinn along the boards in the first period to his head and had to go back to the Predators’ dressing room. He would return later on in the first period and play the rest of the game. It’s possible that McGinn could face some supplementary discipline from the NHL for that hit.
- Gabriel Bourque scored his first goal of the season on an empty-netter in the third period to ice the game away for the Predators. He’s struggled to produce offensively so far this season. Even though it was just an empty net goal, sometimes all it takes for players to get going offensively is to just see the puck go into the net.
3 Stars of the game…
1. Colin Wilson, NSH… Wilson scored the game-winning goal for the Predators and had four points on the night. It was easily his best game of the season.
2. Matt Duchene, COL… Duchene was electrifying for the Avalanche. He was a threat seemingly every time he touched the puck and had a three-point night.
3. Viktor Stalberg, NSH… It was easily Stalberg’s best game as a Predator, posting one goal and one assist and being very active on both sides of the ice.
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