Predators Rally To Beat Avs In Shootout, 5-4

Nashville Predators v Colorado Avalanche

Nashville Predators forward Matt Benning (5) saves a shot on goal by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Logan O'Connor (25) in the second period of Nashville's 5-4 shootout win on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

Nashville Predators forward Mattias Ekholm tied the game with a goal at 4:11 of the third period and the Preds went on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout, 5-4, in the regular season home finale for Colorado.

Cale Makar, Arturri Lehkonen and Logan O'Connor all scored a goal for the Avs in the first period and they led 3-1 after one.

The Predators scored twice around a goal by Avs forward J.T. Compher in the second period and Colorado led 4-3 after two periods.

In the shootout, Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper gave up a goal to Nashville's first shooter, Matt Duchene, and Predators goalie David Rittich stopped shots from Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Nazem Kadri to secure the win.

The Avalanche settles for one point in the overtime loss and sets a new single-season franchise record of 119 points, besting the 188 points set by the 2000-2001 Avs.


Colorado closes out the regular season at the Minnesota Wild on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. MDT.

Postgame comments from Avalanche forward Logan O'Connor (l) and defenseman Cale Makar (r):

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Postgame comments from Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar:

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