DENVER (AP) -- Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots, P.A. Parenteau scored two goals the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Friday night.
Patrick Bordeleau had a goal and rookie Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for the Avalanche, who have won their first two games under new coach Patrick Roy.
Pekka Rinne had 33 saves and Paul Gaustad scored for the Predators, who lost for the second time in as many nights.
The game featured two of the top four picks in last June's draft. MacKinnon was taken first overall and Seth Jones, a Denver native, was picked fourth by the Predators.