NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (45-30-7, fifth in the Central Division)
Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 7:30 p.m. MDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -248, Predators +202; over/under is 6.5
NHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: Avalanche lead series 3-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Nashville Predators in the first round of the NHL Playoffs with a 3-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Avalanche won 7-3 in the previous meeting. Gabriel Landeskog led the Avalanche with two goals.
Nashville has a 45-30-7 record overall and a 15-7-1 record in Central Division play. The Predators have a 37-12-2 record when scoring three or more goals.
Colorado has gone 56-19-7 overall with a 14-5-3 record against the Central Division. The Avalanche have conceded 232 goals while scoring 308 for a +76 scoring differential.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene has 43 goals and 43 assists for the Predators. Mikael Granlund has one goal and 11 assists over the last 10 games.
Nazem Kadri has 28 goals and 59 assists for the Avalanche. Artturi Lehkonen has scored six goals over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 2-5-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.4 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up five goals per game.
Avalanche: 4-5-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Predators: Juuse Saros: day to day (lower body), Jeremy Lauzon: out (undisclosed).
Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: day to day (upper-body), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist), Darcy Kuemper: day to day (eye).
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