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Duchene's 3 points helps Avalanche snap 9-game skid to Nashville with 6-5 win over Predators

  • Nashville Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum (7) circles the net against Colorado Avalanche right wing Milan Hejduk (23), of the Czech Republic, and goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

  • Nashville Predators goalie Chris Mason (30) is replaced by goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing Jamie McGinn (11) celebrates his goal with Avalanche right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver. Predators left wing Martin Erat (10), of the Czech Republic, skates away. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

  • The puck gets past Nashville Predators goalie Chris Mason (30) for a goal by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (41), not shown, as Colorado Avalanche left wing Jamie McGinn (11) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

  • Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates a goal by Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (41) against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver. Duchene assisted on the goal.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press

Paul Stastny and Jamie McGinn scored goals 13 seconds apart and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game losing streak to Nashville with a 6-5 win over the Predators in a Monday matinee.

The Predators pulled their goalie and Shea Weber scored with 1:18 left to make it a one-goal game, the only score of the final period.

Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists in helping the Avalanche to a rare win over the Predators, who had outscored Colorado 34-14 while sweeping the season series each of the past two years.

The Predators had pulled to 4-3 on Colin Wilson's goal before the double-whammy by Stastny and McGinn restored Colorado's cushion and forced Nashville coach Barry Trotz to summon Pekka Rinne, who is 6-1-1 in his past eight starts, to the net with 6 minutes left in the second period.