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Analysis/Avalanche loses to Predators

The Avalanche didn’t get the bounces Friday in a 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center.

The notebook leads with Tyson Barrie extending his points streak to nine games.

THREE STARS

  1. Colton Sissons. Predators winger had two goals on four shots in 18:47.
  2. Juuse Saros. Nashville’s backup goalie made 33 saves.
  3. Gabe Landeskog. Avs’ captain had a goal and four shots in 23:12, tops among forwards.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

After the game, Avs coach Jared Bednar said defenseman Erik Johnson (shoulder) and goalie Jonathan Bernier (head) could return to the lineup next week, as early as Tuesday when the last 10-game stretch begins at Chicago.

NEXT UP

Sunday against the visiting Detroit Red Wings, 1 p.m.

FIVE TAKEAWAYS

Losers. The Avs (84 points) and Calgary (80) were the playoff-contending losers Friday. Dallas (84) got an overtime point at Ottawa, Minnesota (87) won at Vegas, San Jose (87) beat Calgary and Anaheim (84) downed Detroit. Colorado remains No. 7 in the playoff chase because it has a game in hand over the Stars, Ducks and Flames. 

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