Duchene Scores In shootout, Predators Rally To Beat Avs 5-4


Matt Duchene scored the lone goal of the shootout and David Rittich stopped all three attempts as the Nashville Predators rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4.

Duchene also scored in regulation, along with Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm to help the Predators move into the first wild-card spot with a game remaining.

Rittich stopped 42 shots as he stepped in for injured goaltender Juuse Saros. Rittich came up big in the shootout.

Cale Makar, Logan Oโ€™Connor, Artturi Lehkonen and J.T. Compher scored for Colorado, the top seed in the Western Conference.

By gaining a point, the Avalanche now have 119 and broke the franchise mark of 118 held by the 2000-01 team that went on to win the Stanley Cup.