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P.A. Parenteau scores 2 goals in Avalanche's 3-1 victory over Predators 3-1

  • Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy looks on against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy looks on against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing Patrick Bordeleau (58) celebrates a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche left wing Patrick Bordeleau (58) celebrates a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Nashville Predators center Paul Gaustad (28) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots, P.A. Parenteau scored two goals the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Friday night.

Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche, who have won their first two games under new coach Patrick Roy.

Pekka Rinne had 33 saves and Paul Gaustad scored for the Predators, who lost for the second time in as many nights.

The game featured two of the top four picks in last June's draft. MacKinnon was taken first overall and Seth Jones, a Denver native, was picked fourth by the Predators.