I’ll be honest, I thought this game would end just like all the others against Nashville, in Nashville.

A fluky early goal for the Preds (check). A bunch of bad refereeing in favor of the Predators (check). A goal by Filip Forsberg (check). Some kind of bungled third-period sequence that ultimately dooms the Avs.

No check.

The Avs actually won a regular-season game against the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, 3-2 at Bridgestone Arena. Tyson Jost scored the tie-breaking, third-period game-winner – not long after I tweeted “Avs second line MIA tonight.”

Dater ReverseJinx.

But seriously, it’s been a long time since we could say the Avalanche beat the Predators in Nashville. Eleven games, in fact. The Preds’ 11-game winning streak against the Avs was – previously – the longest active streak in the league. Of course, we did know what it was like to win in Nashville – or have we all forgotten The Hamburglar’s miracle Game 5 last spring already? But this was the first time in about three years that the Avs came out with a win in Smashville, prior to one playoff win.

Let’s get to the takeaways I had from the night:

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Adrian Dater
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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.

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