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Nashville Predators beat Avalanche 5-2 as both teams battle COVID

Tanner Jeannot, Filip Forsberg, Pavel Francouz
Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 13:36:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the streaking Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night in a game between rosters wrecked by COVID-19 outbreaks.

Tanner Jeannot scored and added an assist, and Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm also scored.

Juuse Saros made 24 saves to help Nashville extended its season-best winning streak to six games.

Colton Sissons had three assists.

Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, and Valeri Nichushkin also scored for Colorado. Pavel Francouz made 30 saves as the Avs ended a five-game winning streak.