Nashville Predators goaltender Connor Ingram will start Game 3, as the Nashville Predators take out Juuse Saros.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — PredatorsJohn Hynes is the goaltender coach Juuse SarosOut for Game 3 in Nashville's series with The Colorado Avalanche.

Connor IngramNashville's third goaltender, Corey Sullivan, played well in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to Colorado. The Predators were 0-2 down. Apparently, he is in line for Saturday's start in front the home crowd.

Ingram stopped 49 shots out of 51 in Game 2, shortly after the Avalanche had lit up David RittichFor five goals on thirteen shots in the series opener.

Nashville's skating team tried to shift the focus from Friday's net and adopted a team approach. The Predators are trying to avoid the dreaded hole of 0-3 in Round 1.

“We need to still find a means to close on them and not give them too much time,” says a Predators defenseman. Alexandre Carrier said. “We all know that we have to do better in this room.”

Saros sustained a lower-body injury during the final week in the regular season and had to miss the last two games of the season while Nashville's seeding was still being determined. Later, he was ruled out of Games 1 and 2, in Colorado. Hynes seems fit to continue the series with his star netminder.

Saros lost a 5-4 match to the Calgary FlamesHe was seen in the third period with a left foot injury. After an interference penalty by the Flames defenseman, he was sent to the Predators bench. Oliver KylingtonWith only 6 minutes 32 seconds remaining in regulation, play was stopped. Nashville's trainer inspected Saros' injured leg and asked him to leave the ice. He limped to his locker room, his arms wrapped around the members of the staff.

Saros was one NHL's most consistent goalies during the regular season. In 67 starts, he was 38-25-3, which is the best result for any goalie in league history. He also played in his first All-Star Game.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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