Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Nolan Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies used a big fifth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Switchbacks played Seattle Sounders 2 to a scoreless draw at Weidner Field to give them their first draw of the season.
Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.
Center Matt Paradis signed his restricted free agent tender Friday. The Broncos placed a second-round tender on Paradis on March 13, meaning that if another team had offered a contract to him and the Broncos opted not to match it, the Broncos would be compensated with a second-round pick.