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NASHVILLE Vegas Golden Knights T-Shirts Authentic , Tenn. (AP) — the Colorado Avalanche turned to goalie Philipp Grubauer for their second road game within 24 hours.Grubauer came through with 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping Colorado beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.Colorado coach Jared Bednar called Grubauer’s performance amazing.“That’s a dangerous, dangerous offensive team there and their power play, they’re a lot of shooters, playmakers,” Grubauer said. “And I mean we had some breakdowns, but Grubauer, he was lights out. Some of the saves he made were goal savers for sure.”Colorado improved to 5-1-0 in its last six and has picked up points in eight of its last 10 games while trying to keep pace in Western Conference. The Avalanche pushed a point ahead of Minnesota for the second wild-card spot.“We had to make a decision if we wanted to push for the playoffs or be a lottery team, and we are on our way there,” Nathan MacKinnon said.The Avalanche also split the season series with the Predators, winning both games in Nashville after losing a first-round series in six games last postseason.MacKinnon scored two goals and had an assist. Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and two assists, Nikita Zadorov had a goal and an assist and Gabriel Landeskog added a goal for Colorado.Grubauer made the start and got the seventh shutout of his career. Semyon Varlamov started the last nine games Vegas Golden Knights Hoodies Authentic , including Friday night’s 5-3 win in Chicago.The Predators had a two-game win streak snapped, losing to a Central Division foe they had beaten 12 of the previous 13 games in the regular season. This was just the fourth time they’ve been shut out this season.This time, Colorado had the much tougher turnaround for the afternoon game and had to travel to Nashville for the second half of a back-to-back trip. It didn’t matter as Grubauer kept Nashville scoreless, and now the Avalanche have outscored their opponents 18-4 during this four-game streak.MacKinnon put Colorado up 1-0 with a slap shot from the dot in the left circle that beat goalie Pekka Rinne’s blocker just 3:05 into the game.The Predators had their chances but went 0-for-5 with the man advantage. They got their second power play in the second when Ryan Graves slashed Filip Forsberg as he skated up the slot with the puck. MacKinnon drew a penalty for Colorado later in the second after a collision with Dan Hamhuis left the Predators defenseman on top of MacKinnon’s stick.Nashville coach Peter Laviolette wasn’t happy with the lack of a call that would’ve put his Predators on the power play.“That was a game-changer,” Laviolette said.Kerfoot scored from the right circle into a wide-open net at 14:41 for the power-play goal and a 2-0 lead. Landeskog made it 3-0 at 18:02, finishing off a 2-on-1 with a wrister for his 33rd goal of the season.That was all Grubauer needed as he made save after save, including a stop on Yannick Weber’s backhander on a short-handed attempt midway through the third. MacKinnon made it 4-0 just 28 seconds later with his 32nd this season from the top of the left circle, and Zadorov got his sixth with 3:18 left.“We did some good things, and the bottom line is that Colorado’s goalie stood on his head,” Nashville center Ryan Johansen said.NOTES: Colorado is 4-3-2 in the second game of a back-to-back set. … Colorado had a 19-5 edge in blocked shots with defenseman Erik Johnson having a game-high six. … The Predators now are 9-20-4 when allowing the first goal and 6-16-2 when trailing after the first period. … Nashville set a home record with a crowd of 17,760.UP NEXTAvalanche: Host Florida on Monday night.Predators: Host Oilers on Monday night. NEW YORK (AP) — Even when they aren’t playing great, the New York Islanders are managing to keep winning.Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.“When we needed a big play, a block or a save Vegas Golden Knights Hats Authentic , we had that,” New York coach Barry Trotz said. “And that allows us to survive those moments when we’re not at our best.”Jordan Eberle had a goal in the first period for New York, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.“It wasn’t pretty, but we found a way,” Eberle said. “(Lehner) was the reason we won tonight. He was seeing the puck well. He made a lot of big saves, kept us in it.”David Perron scored the tying goal in the third period for the Blues, and Jordan Binnington — making his fourth straight start and fourth of his career — finished with 23 saves. St. Louis had won three straight and five of its previous seven.“We fought back, it was a tight game,” St. Louis’ Alex Pietrangelo said. “There wasn’t a whole lot of playmaking on either side … Those are the ones we just got to get points right now.”On the winner, Filppula jumped on the ice on a line change, got a pass from Mathew Barzal and skated in on Binnington before beating him from the right side for his 10th.“It was a good (line) change, we got a 2-on-1 right away and just thought I’d try to shoot it,” Filppula said. “I was happy to see the puck go in.”Perron tied it at 6:07 of the third as he got a pass from Ryan O’Reilly from behind the net Custom Vegas Golden Knights Jerseys , and put it past Lehner for his team-leading 17th. It extended Perron’s career-high point streak to 12 games, giving him six goals and 15 assists in the stretch.“It was good to put one in and get a point out of it,” Perron said.Trailing 1-0, the Blues picked up their intensity in the second period, outshooting the Islanders 18-7.Lehner, who had won a career-best eight straight before taking the loss in a 2-1 defeat to the New York Rangers on Saturday, was stellar in keeping St. Louis off the scoreboard. He stopped an attempt by O’Reilly from the left side 1½ minutes in and denied Jaden Schwartz in front four minutes later. Lehner then gloved Oskar Sundqvist’s shot from the left circle three minutes later and a tip by Schwartz shortly after.Sundqvist was thwarted on consecutive attempts in front with just over eight minutes remaining, and Lehner gloved a shot by Vladimir Tarasenko from between the circles 30 seconds later.“We’re playing as a team, we’re playing for each other,” Lehner said. “Everyone throws themselves in, everyone tries to get in front of the puck, everyone does everything they can. That’s what we got to keep on doing.”Binnington stopped a tip by Islanders rookie Devon Toews with a little more than two minutes to go in the second to keep it a one-goal game.St. Louis, outshot 11-5 in the first period John Moore Jersey Womens , didn’t get its first shot on goal until 7:47 in, when Lehner stopped a tip try by Zach Sanford from between the circles.The Islanders got on the scoreboard about a minute later, seconds after Anders Lee hit a goalpost and the puck ended up in the netting on the outside. After a faceoff to Binnington’s left, Eberle got the rebound of Lee’s attempt on the right doorstep and lifted it in up high for his 10th of the season and 200th of his career at 8:43.“(Lee) made a great play, caused a little confusion in front and I was just able to find the rebound,” Eberle said.St. Louis coach Craig Berube challenged for goalie interference on the play, but the goal stood after a video review.NOTES: Sundqvist was helped off the ice less than three minutes into the game after he was accidentally hit in the head by an official’s elbow. He returned to the ice in the closing minutes of the opening period. … O’Reilly has 10 assists and 13 points in his last 11 games. … The Islanders are 6-1-1 in the last eight against the Blues, including a 4-3 win at St. Louis on Jan. 5. … New York improved to 19-1-3 when leading after two periods. … Eberle has three goals in his last six games. … Lee has six assists and eight points in his last seven games.UP NEXTBlues: At Boston on Thursday night to finish a four-game trip.Islanders: Host New Jersey on Thursday night at the Nassau Coliseum.

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