DENVER — The Nashville PredatorsWill start goaltender Connor IngramIn Game 2 of the first round playoff series, they will face off against the Colorado Avalanche.
Ingram has been replaced David RittichIn Game 1, Rittich conceded five goals in the first half and Colorado won 7-2. Ingram made his NHL postseason debut by allowing two goals and stopping 30 shots.
The Predators lack a top goaltender Juuse SarosThe injury to his lower-body has forced him out of the series. John Hynes is optimistic that Saros will be back in the series.
Hynes said, “That's still in process.” “I wouldn’t rule it out at the moment.”
During the regular season, Ingram was present for Nashville three times. Ingram became the second goalie in NHL history to win (Oct. 24, at Minnesota). Pekka Rinne.
Ingram, 25 years old, spent the majority the season with Milwaukee of American Hockey League. There he scored 30 wins and five shutouts.
Hynes stated, “We knew that Juuse wouldn't be there so we felt we had two guys who will give us a chance of winning.” “He made some excellent saves. He saw many things. He had some point-blank shot, some odd-man rushes and traffic. He looked calm.”
Colorado forward Andrew CoglianoA lower-body injury has forced Cogliano to miss Thursday's game. Cogliano scored an Avalanche short-handed goal on Tuesday.