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Avs-Predators Game 2 Grades: Mistakes galore

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The Colorado Avalanche dropped game two of their playoff series to the Nashville Predators 5-4. Below are the player grades.

Sven Andrighetto (C+) – Of the guys on his line, he was dangerous throughout. Lack of finish continues to haunt him as he could have tied the game at four shortly after Colorado's power play ended in the third period but Rinne made a great pad save.

Mark Barberio (C+) – A significant improvement from game one, Barberio essentially erased the mistakes that were game-changing two days ago. He was put into a much tougher position with the Girard scratch and he held his own playing a role he's not equipped to handle regularly. This was a good example of his value as a swing guy. Not spectacular but he can keep the boat steady in small doses.

Tyson Barrie (C) – Terrible luck seems to be stalking Barrie as he took a puck in the face that kept him out of the majority of the second half of the first period. He returned and played okay, picking up an assist. I'm not sure what he was doing on the line change fiasco that led to Nashville's fourth goal. I'm not putting it on Barrie, I simply don't know what was going on there. He's been his normal high-event self but it's been in the wrong direction. The upside is the quality of chances against has been closer to even than raw shots. Still, his own zone is back to being a mess.



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