2018 Central Division Semifinals: Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche
The series capsule for the Western Conference’s 2018 Central Division Semifinals, this one involving the Nashville Predators vs. the Colorado Avalanche. Nashville are the Central Division champions and the President’s Trophy winners for the 2017-18 season. Colorado is the West’s second wild card, making the playoffs for the first time since 2013-14.
2018 Central Division Semifinals: Schedule
All Times Eastern; Game 5-7 if needed
|1||@NSH||April 12, 9:30pm|
|2||@NSH||April 14, 3pm|
|3||@COL||April 16, 10pm|
|4||@COL||April 18, 10pm|
|5||@NSH||April 20, TBD|
|6||@COL||April 22, TBD|
|7||@NSH||April 24, TBD|
2018 Central Division Semifinals: Game-By-Game Results
Most recent game at the top.
Game 6: NSH 5, COL 0 (NSH wins series 4-2)
Game 5: COL 2, NSH 1 (NSH leads 3-2)
Game 4: NSH 3, COL 2 (NSH leads 3-1)
Colorado made this a series by taking Game 3 at home. This was never much of a game, with the Avalanche jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Nathan MacKinnon scored two.
The Presidents’ Trophy winner is looking like one so far. Game 2 was close at the end thanks to a last-minute goal by the Avs, but it was yet another game where the Preds were the best team on the ice.
Colorado hung in there with the Preds for a little while, but the third period was all Nashville as they posted a 5-2 Game 1 victory. Filip Forsberg had two goals in the final period, and Pekka Rinne saved 27 in the win.