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Wojtek Wolski scores two goals to lead Colorado past the Predators 5-3

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Wojtek Wolski scores two goals to lead Colorado past the Predators 5-3

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Milan Hejduk, Andrew Brunette and Ossi Vaananen scored for Colorado, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jason Arnott scored a pair of goals, one on the power play, for Nashville. Rookie Alexander Radulov also scored.

The Avalanche struck first when Wolski one-timed a shot over goalie Chris Mason's glove hand at 7:22 of the first period.

Arnott tied it with 54 seconds left in the first. He converted a slapshot from the middle of the left faceoff circle, beating Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj high.

Colorado responded with three goals in the second period.

Hejduk scored when he tapped a loose puck under Mason's pad at 2:58. Brunette made it 3-1 when he scored on a backhand off a pass by Paul Stastny at 5:43.

Vaananen scored from above the left circle with a slapshot off a faceoff won by Joe Sakic, who earned the assist at 6:44.

Radulov trimmed the lead to 4-2 at 12:37 when he bounced a shot from the lower edge of the right circle off the skate of Colorado's Brett Clark. It was the Predators' second power-play goal of the game.

Wolski's second goal was an empty-netter with 49 seconds left.

Notes: Budaj evened his record at 9-9. . . . Rookies accounted for four points with Wolski's two goals, Radulov's tally and Stastny adding an assist.

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