Avs Improve to 2-0

colorado avalancheAfter an exciting season opener on Wednesday in a 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks highlighted by Patrick Roy being the Saint Patty that we remember, the Avs continued their hot start to the 2013-14 season with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

P.A. Parenteau had his first and second goals of the young season to lead the Avs to their second straight victory to begin the season, and Patrick Bordeleau had the game-winner for the burgundy and blue. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 of 27 shots in his second consecutive victory with only one goal allowed, a hot start for the criticized young goaltender.

The hot start to the season marks the first time that the Avs have started their season 2-0 since the 2009-10 season, the last season in which the Avalanche found themselves in the playoffs.

First overall pick Nathan MacKinnon added his third assist of the season tonight against the Predators after picking up two in the 6-1 victory over the Ducks in the season opener. MacKinnon is showing exactly why Joe Sakic & Company went with the 18-year old with the No. 1 pick.

The Avs faced Nashville’s Seth Jones who was a candidate to be chosen first overall in the draft by the Avs, and the defenseman from Texas finished -1 on the evening.

Colorado will try to continue their fantastic start to the season when they ship off to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony is the Founder, Administrator, Editor and Publisher of Lightning Rod Sports. Originally from California, Anthony has been raised in the Rocky Mountains and Denver area for most of his life. Anthony works with the Emmy-winning student-run T.V. newscast at MSU Denver, The Met Report, as the Assistant General Manager, formerly the Sports Producer, as well as Lead Anchor and Production Assistant. He is currently the Play-by-Play Announcer, Color Commentator, and Production Assistant for the Metro State Broadcast Network, and calls games for Metro State soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball as a “Voice of the Roadrunners.” In addition to that work with the Metro State Broadcast Network, Anthony also hosts the monthly 30-minute magazine show called "The Roadrunner Review" which airs on Altitude Sports and Entertainment. He hosts the bi-weekly "KMet Sports Show" on KMET Radio at MyMetMedia.com/KMETSportsShow. He is also the Founder, Administrator, Editor, and Columnist for his own Denver Sports website, LightningRodSports.com. Anthony is also part of the Social Media team at Examiner.com, and has worked with the Altitude Radio Network for the Avalanche and Nuggets. Anthony is a former Producer for Mile High Sports Radio, as well as a former Sports-Talk show host on the LightningRod Radio Network.

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