New players make big contributions

Posted on November 2, 2016

It was going to happen eventually.

The Nashville Predators knew they had too much skill, too much talent and too much desire to win to continue ending up in the loss column. And while their 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center won't solve everything, it could do a great deal in continuing to build confidence for a Preds team that picked up their first road win of the season.

Matt Irwin, Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi and Craig Smith (twice) all found the back of the net, and Pekka Rinne turned aside 28 shots on the evening for a quality result over a division rival they'll play four more times this season.


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