Controversy mars Avalanche loss to Predators

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With the Colorado Avalanche coming off their second four-day break in two weeks, there was an expectation of rust as they played just their sixth home game of the year tonight against the Nashville Predators. The leaders of the western conference were also coming off a four-day break so the brisk pace of play at the outset was a mild surprise.

That play did not go in Colorado's favor, however, as Nashville jumped out to a nice shot advantage early on despite the Avalanche getting the game's first power play.

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