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Smith scores on breakaway in OT, Predators beat Avalanche 4-3 to improve NHL's best home mark

  • Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring a goal against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring a goal against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, is congratulated by defenseman Shea Weber (6) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, is congratulated by defenseman Shea Weber (6) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod, second from left, celebrates with Jan Hejda (8), of Czech Republic; John Mitchell (7); and Zach Redmond, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod, second from left, celebrates with Jan Hejda (8), of Czech Republic; John Mitchell (7); and Zach Redmond, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Roman Josi also scored for the Predators, who pushed the NHL's best home record to 19-2-1. Mike Ribeiro had three assists and Shea Weber two as Nashville improved to 9-1-3 in its last 13 games.

Carter Hutton made 21 saves in earning his second straight home win in place of injured All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne. In overtime, Hutton stopped a shot by Zach Redmond. Ribeiro then passed to Smith, who beat Semyon Varlamov on the glove side.

Cody McLeod, Jarome Iginla and Nick Holden scored for Colorado, which entered 10th in the Western Conference but only three points out of the final wild-card spot.