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Avalanche hope to snap skid against Predators

Nashville (6-6-1) at Colorado (5-8-0), 9:00 p.m. EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- The struggling Colorado Avalanche hope to

snap a five-game losing streak when they host the Nashville

Predators on Saturday.

Colorado has totaled just eight goals during its skid and had to

play without captain Joe Sakic during Thursday's 3-1 loss at

Minnesota. Sakic missed the game after straining his back

during Wednesday's practice.

The Avalanche's goaltending has not been much better as Peter

Budaj has surrendered 17 goals over his last four games. The

Czech netminder is 3-7-0 with a 3.40 goals-against average.

Hosting the Predators may help the Avalanche as Nashville comes

in on a five-game road losing streak.

Nashville has lost the first two games - one beyond regulation -

of a six-game road trip, which includes a 7-6 setback at Calgary

on Thursday. Martin Erat and David Legwand each had a goal and

two assists in the loss.

Defenseman Shea Weber had two tallies against the Flames and the

23-year-old leads the club with seven goals. He had six all of

last year.



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