Rantanen’s hat trick lifts Avalanche past Predators 6-2


              Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes, center, talks with center Ryan Johansen, left, and right wing Eeli Tolvanen in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, left, congratulates defenseman Bowen Byram after his goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nashville Predators center Thomas Novak, center, loses control of the puck while driving between Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard, left, and left wing Darren Helm in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi, front, collides with Colorado Avalanche left wing Tyson Jost in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Avalanche right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel, right, loses control of the puck as Nashville Predators left wing Tanner Jeannot defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen, back, passes the puck as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar covers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Rantanen’s hat trick lifts Avalanche past Predators 6-2