Series (Game 2 of 4)

Nashville leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
Game 2: Tuesday, December 20th
Game 3: Tuesday, January 3rd
Game 4: Thursday, February 2nd

Avalanche 2

(17-14-3, 37 pts)

Predators 3

(21-7-3, 45 pts)

8:00 PM ET, December 20, 2005

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 T
COL 1 0 12
NSH 2 0 13

S. Hartnell (Predators - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

T. Vokoun (Predators - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .923

S. Sullivan (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Colorado (17-13-3) at Nashville (20-7-3) 8:00 pm EST

Colorado (17-13-3) at Nashville (20-7-3) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) - Steve Sullivan and the Nashville Predators look to continue their recent offensive surge and conclude their homestand on a winning note when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Since dropping three straight from December 8-13, the Predators have scored a combined 12 goals during their two-game winning streak.

Nashville tallied a franchise-record six times in the second period Saturday en route to a 7-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Sullivan registered a goal and an assist, Jordin Tootoo recorded his first tally of the season and defenseman Dan Hamhuis collected three assists for the Predators, who posted their NHL-best 15th home victory this season.

Nashville's leading scorer, Sullivan has produced three goals and five points in his last three games. The Predators hope to end their homestand with a perfect 3-0 record Tuesday when they host an Avalanche squad fresh off a thrilling 2-1 triumph over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Captain Joe Sakic scored both Colorado goals, including the game-winner on a penalty shot in the second period.