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Nashville Predators clinch playoff berth with win over Colorado Avalanche 4-2

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-2 road win over the Colorado Avalanche tonight.

Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg had two goals each to lead the Predators to the victory.  This is the fourth straight 20 goal season for Forsberg and the fourth straight playoff appearance for Nashville. 

Juuse Saros provided the backstop for Nashville tonight, stopping 33 shots on goal.

Sissons started the scoring for the Predators at 17:26 of the first period on a wrist shot that beat Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov for the early 1-0 lead.  Sissons was assisted on the goal by P K Subban and Craig Smith.

Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) shoots on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) in the first period at the Pepsi Center. ( Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) shoots on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) in the first period at the Pepsi Center. ( Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

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