DENVER — Mattias ekholm forlag has initiated the surge offensive of his team and the Predators of Nashville have eliminated the Colorado Avalanche with a 5-0 win on Sunday night during the sixth game of the series.
Austin Watson, Filip Forsberg, Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson have hit the target for the Predators, who will compete now with the Winnipeg Jets. The Predators have won three of the five clashes between the two clubs this season (3-1-1).
Goalkeeper Pekka Rinne stopped 22 pucks to sign a first shutout in this series. The Avalanche is believed to have pierced the wall of Rinne in the second third when Nikita Zadorov has shaken up the ropes, but the goal was denied due to an obstruction to the goalkeeper caused by Carl Soderberg.
The Predators have not left in doubt by finding the back of the net twice in the first period. They added two goals in the middle period to silence the supporters present at the Pepsi Center.
The magic of Andrew Hammond has not done its effect for a second part of the suite, because it has been replaced five times in front of 37 throws. The one who is dubbed the “Hamburglar” was rejected 44 shots in the fifth duel of the series, allowing the Avalanche to keep hope.
Watson has manhandled the Avalanche with four goals and seven points in this series in the first round.
The only thing that was missing for the Predators, it was the contribution of offensive defenders, who had tied a team record for the most number of goals in a season. Ekholm forlag has remedied the situation with a cannonball in 7:02 of the first round.
Watson jumped on a return throw to Colton Sissons for a little over three minutes later. Forsberg was dealt a hard blow to the Avalanche by providing a lead of 3-0 to the Predators from the 38th second of the second period.
It was quite a season for the Avalanche, who represents one of the youngest teams in the NHL. The men of Jared Bednar had collected 48 points in 2016-2017, and they have increased this total to 95 this season. They got their pass to the playoffs by winning their last game of the season, against the Blues of St. Louis.