Preds fend off another late rally

Posted on March 31, 2011

Preds fend off another late rally These days, the Predators aren't going for style points in the third period. They'll gladly just take the two points instead.

That was the case Thursday night, as the Predators started strong again and held on in the final period to beat the lowly Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at the Pepsi Center.

After building a 3-0 lead with 7:08 left in the third period, the Predators withstood a furious Avalanche attack to protect the lead. Goaltender Pekka Rinne made 27 saves on 29 shots, including 15 in the final period.


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