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Glass' hat trick powers Predators past Avalanche for 8th straight win

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cody Glass scored three goals for his first career hat trick and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to eight games with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Tommy Novak had a goal and an assist, Ryan O'Reilly also scored and Juuse Saros made 25 saves for Nashville. Ryan McDonagh had two assists.

Nathan MacKinnon scored and Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves for Colorado, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Nashville’s eight-game winning streak is tied for the second-longest in franchise history. The Predators won 10 straight from mid-February through early March 2018.

Glass scored the game’s first goal with 4:41 remaining in the opening period. Coming down the right side, Glass passed to Colton Sissons in the right circle, and Sissons slipped it back to Glass in the low slot, where he beat Georgiev for his third goal of the season.

MacKinnon answered with 2:59 to go in the first, taking advantage of a turnover by Nashville before snapping a wrist shot from the right side high to Saros’ glove side.

MacKinnon has goals in three straight games and points in nine consecutive. He has five goals and 11 assists during that span.

Glass struck again with 5:34 remaining in the second period for the first multigoal game of his career.

Saros gloved down a shot by MacKinnon on a partial breakaway with 26.5 seconds remaining in the second to keep Nashville's lead at 2-1 as the teams went to the second intermission.

O’Reilly scored on the power play at 9:46 of the third, tapping in the rebound of Roman Josi's shot that bounced off the back boards and to O’Reilly at the right goalpost, where he scored his 13th power-play goal.

Glass completed his hat trick in the game's final minute with a long-range empty-net goal.


Avalanche: Host Chicago on Monday night.

Predators: Host Montreal on Tuesday night.

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