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Shorthanded Avalanche hoping to get offense back on track

Colorado (19-19-1) at Nashville (17-18-3), 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche's

injuries appear to have caught up to them.

The Avalanche will try to snap a three-game losing streak when

they visit the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Colorado, which is without injured centers Paul Stastny and

captain Joe Sakic, has managed just two goals over its current


Peter Budaj made 35 saves Sunday, but he did not receive any

help from the offense as the Avalanche suffered a 2-0 loss to

the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Predators are also hoping to end a losing streak. Jerred

Smithson and Jason Arnott both netted a goal Saturday, but

Nashville was handed its fourth consecutive loss - a 3-2 setback

to the Calgary Flames.

In the midst of a five-game homestand, the Predators have posted

a 3-8-1 record over their previous 12 contests.

Nashville hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks

on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, before heading out on

the road.


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