They Said It: Top Preds Quotes Ahead of Game 3

As the Nashville Predators enter the Mile High City, they'll be doing so with a chance to go up 3-0 in a Round One series for the second consecutive year.

As the Nashville Predators enter the Mile High City, they'll be doing so with a chance to go up 3-0 in a Round One series for the second consecutive year.

But just as they have been for the past two contests in Tennessee, the Colorado Avalanche will undoubtedly be a desperate hockey club when the puck drops tonight at Pepsi Center (9 p.m. CT). With that in mind, the Preds are focused on improving their game, something they feel is necessary in order to be successful in Colorado.

Just hours away from Game 3, here are the top quotes from the Nashville locker room following the morning skate in Denver.

Head Coach Peter Laviolette on the Predators facing a desperate Colorado team in Game 3:

"We knew they were going to be desperate last game. They played a good game, and we're expecting the...

"Any time you play in a different building and the other team is at home, they typically come out with a lot of energy and a lot of speed. We're expecting that, and we have to match that and play to our strengths."

Pregame Report - Game 3 vs. SJS

Anaheim Ducks

"It's a step-by-step process. You can't get too far ahead of yourself or think you're too far behind. There has to be a little desperation from our group tonight."

Kent French takes you inside the Game 3 matchup from SAP Center in San Jose.

Blue Jackets leaning heavily on Bobrovsky: 'He's our best player'

Columbus Blue Jackets

"Each moment is huge right now and you just have to be ready."

Paul Maurice April 16, 2018

Winnipeg Jets

Head Coach Paul Maurice provides an update on Tyler Myers, looks back on Sunday's Game 3 loss, and talks about the Jets plan to be better on Tuesday night.

Game 3 tonight from Denver.,,#NSHvsCOL #StandWithUs

Nashville Predators

Game 3 tonight from Denver.

#NSHvsCOL | #StandWithUs

A playoff win at Pepsi Center is the PERFECT way to celebrate.

Colorado Avalanche

A playoff win at Pepsi Center is the PERFECT way to celebrate.

Game 3 Projected Lineup: Predators at Avalanche

Nashville Predators

Here's the Preds projected lineup for Game 3.

Round One: Game-By-Game Info

Nashville Predators

Join us for a Game 3 watch party, pres. by Fifth Third Bank, inside Bridgestone Arena tonight!

Tickets are $15 for the general public & $5 for Season Ticket Citizens, with all proceeds benefiting the Nashville Predators Foundation.

Info: atnhl.com/2qk8juw

Colorado Returns To Pepsi Center For Game 3 Of Series

Colorado Avalanche

Now, we have the crowd on our side.

We NEED to capitalize!

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Colorado Avalanche

It's time for some HOME ICE ADVANTAGE.