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Avalanche take 3-0 series lead over Preds with 7-3 win

Gabriel Landeskog
Posted at 12:55 PM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-08 14:55:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in the second period, and the top-seeded Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 7-3 for a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.

Landeskog also had two assists. Nazem Kadri and Devon Toews each added a goal and an assist.

Artturi Lehkonen and Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal apiece as Colorado pushed Nashville to the brink of elimination.

Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper was hurt with a minute left in the first period.

The Predators have never been swept in 14 previous playoff appearances.

Game 4 is Monday night in Nashville.