NHL Game Summary - Nashville at Colorado|
(Saturday, March 30th)
Final Score: Colorado 1, Nashville 0 (OT)
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Tyson Barrie's tally at the 50-second mark of
overtime was the lone score in Colorado's 1-0 victory over Nashville at Pepsi
Barrie alertly followed up a Greg Zanon point shot, flipping the rebound home
from the right side before one minute elapsed in the extra session.
"I saw 'Zanny' loading up for the one timer. It popped out (of Rinne's glove)
and I knew I would have a chance," said Barrie of his winning score.
Semyon Varlamov kept his club in the game, stopping 34 shots to record his
11th career shutout for the Avalanche, who won for just the second time in
their last 10 games.
"I felt good all game. For sure a game like this will help us get our
confidence back," Varlamov said. "It was good to make saves at the start of
the game, because in other ones, we've given up early goals."
Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for the Predators, who have lost two in a row since
a three-game win streak.
Varlamov produced the first highlight-reel stop of the contest, sliding across
the crease and making a diving pad save on a Paul Gaustad redirection -- one
of his 12 first-period stops.
Rinne countered, making a spectacular diving stop on a Matt Duchene offering
from the left wing in the final seconds of the first.
Varlamov made a nice toe save in the crease on Gabriel Bourque in close during
a four-minute power play late in the second and halted seven more Nashville
chances in the third.
Rinne kept up his end of the bargain with a 10-save final period.
"We've got to start getting two points on the road," said ex-Avalanche and
current Predators forward Brandon Yip. "You look at our games in the past and
we can't get on the board first. We have to have better starts going forward."
The Avalanche have won two in a row in Denver against the Preds, after
dropping four in a row at home to Nashville ... Saturday's contest marked the
first-ever 1-0 game decided in OT between the clubs since Nashville entered
the NHL in 1998 ... Varlamov has three whitewashes this season .. Colorado
forward Milan Hejduk left the game in the second period with a shoulder injury
and did not return.
03/30 18:46:41 ET