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Landeskog lifts Avs to SO win over Predators

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm •  Published: March 25, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in regulation and then netted the winner in the shootout to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Cody McLeod and Nick Holden also for Colorado, which ended a three game losing streak.

With the shootout tied 1-1, Landeskog beat goalie Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot from the right side.

Roman Josi and Matt Cullen each had two goals for Nashville, which had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Josi scored the game's first goal at 3:33 of the opening period.

After Holden overskated the puck in the neutral zone, Craig Smith carried it into the Avalanche end on the right side and missed wide with a shot from the circle. The rebound came to Josi at the left point, and the Swiss Olympian beat goalie Semyon Varlamov with a slap shot.

Josi struck again at 9:49 of the first.

Inside the Colorado zone, rookie center Calle Jarnkrok won a faceoff back to Josi. From the center of the blue line, he beat Varlamov with a wrist shot, aided by a screen from Gabiel Bourque, who was stationed just in front of the net.

Jarnkrok has posted an assist in his first three NHL games.

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