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NHL playoffs: Avalanche wins Game 3 against Nashville

The Colorado Avalanche defeat the Predators 5-3 to narrow Nashville's lead to two games to one in the NHL playoffs on Monday, April 16, 2018. Photos by Christian Murdock

Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie checks Nashville center Colton Sissons into the boards during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie checks Nashville center Colton Sissons into the boards during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado goalie Jonathan Berner makes a save against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado goalie Jonathan Berner makes a save against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie battles Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis for a shot on goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie battles Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis for a shot on goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado defenseman Mark Barberio flips a puck over the glass to fans during warm ups before Game 3 between the  Avalanche and the Nashville Preators Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado defenseman Mark Barberio flips a puck over the glass to fans during warm ups before Game 3 between the Avalanche and the Nashville Preators Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado left wing Blake Comeau celebrates after scoring the Avalanche’s first goal of the game against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne after just 1:50 into the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado left wing Blake Comeau celebrates after scoring the Avalanche’s first goal of the game against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne after just 1:50 into the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson crashes into Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The goal didn’t count.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson crashes into Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The goal didn’t count. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Avalanche team watch the video screen as the officals review a Nashville goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The goal by Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson didn’t count after Arvidsson crashed into Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Avalanche team watch the video screen as the officals review a Nashville goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The goal by Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson didn’t count after Arvidsson crashed into Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A fan cheers for the Avalanche against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A fan cheers for the Avalanche against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Gabriel Bourque tips the puck past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne to score the second Colorado goal of the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Gabriel Bourque tips the puck past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne to score the second Colorado goal of the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates after scoring the second Colorado goal against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates after scoring the second Colorado goal against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Avalanche players Colin Wilson, left, Patrik Nemeth, J.T. Compher and Nikita Zadorov celebrate as Nashville defenseman Alexel Emelin skates off the ice following left wing Gabriel Bourque’s goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Avalanche players Colin Wilson, left, Patrik Nemeth, J.T. Compher and Nikita Zadorov celebrate as Nashville defenseman Alexel Emelin skates off the ice following left wing Gabriel Bourque’s goal during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A fan cheers for the Avalanche against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A fan cheers for the Avalanche against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer as the Colorado Avalanche skate onto the ice before Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer as the Colorado Avalanche skate onto the ice before Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer for the Avalanche against the Nashville Predators during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer for the Avalanche against the Nashville Predators during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado left wing Blake Comeau takes the puck behind the net as Nashville goalie Juuse Saros tends the Predators goal during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado left wing Blake Comeau takes the puck behind the net as Nashville goalie Juuse Saros tends the Predators goal during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer as the Avs celebrate as time runs out in the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Colorado defeated Nashville  5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer as the Avs celebrate as time runs out in the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Colorado defeated Nashville 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Nashville center Colton Sissons scores against Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nashville center Colton Sissons scores against Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Colorado mascot rallies the crowd against Nashville during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Colorado mascot rallies the crowd against Nashville during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado right wing Mikko Rantanen passes the puck from his knees as Nashville center Bonino, left, and defenseman Roman Josi defend during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado right wing Mikko Rantanen passes the puck from his knees as Nashville center Bonino, left, and defenseman Roman Josi defend during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog checks Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis over goalie Juuse Saros during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog checks Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis over goalie Juuse Saros during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog scores an empty net goal as Nashville left wing Kevin Fiala (22) and defenseman Ryan Ellis try to stop him during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog scores an empty net goal as Nashville left wing Kevin Fiala (22) and defenseman Ryan Ellis try to stop him during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier makes a save as Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) and denfenseman Roman Josi (59) reach for the rebound during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier makes a save as Nashville left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) and denfenseman Roman Josi (59) reach for the rebound during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Avs right wing Sven Andrighetto battles Predators defenseman Matt Irwin for the puck during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Avs right wing Sven Andrighetto battles Predators defenseman Matt Irwin for the puck during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier clears the puck from behind the Avallanche net during the first period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier clears the puck from behind the Avallanche net during the first period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates with teammates Gabriel Landeskog, left, and Tyson Barrie after scoring against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon, center, celebrates with teammates Gabriel Landeskog, left, and Tyson Barrie after scoring against Nashville during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates with teammate  J.T. Compher after Bourque scored during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado left wing Gabriel Bourque (57) celebrates with teammate J.T. Compher after Bourque scored during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado right wing Mikko Rantanen skates down the ice as Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) and right wing Ryan Hartman chase after him during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado right wing Mikko Rantanen skates down the ice as Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) and right wing Ryan Hartman chase after him during the first period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Avalanche team skates onto the ice for the start of the third period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Avalanche team skates onto the ice for the start of the third period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Avalanche Ice Girls clean the ice during a timeout in the third period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Avalanche Ice Girls clean the ice during a timeout in the third period of Game 3 against Nashville Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Colorado center Colin Wilson checks Nashville defenseman Roman Josi into the boards during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colorado center Colin Wilson checks Nashville defenseman Roman Josi into the boards during the third period of Game 3 Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Avs won 5-3. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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