The Colorado Avalanche went to Canada last week in search of four points but came away with one against Calgary and Vancouver.They should have had four Chicago Blackhawks Hoodies Womens , but late collapses in both games turned a potential 2-0-0 swing into a 0-1-1 result. Colorado (7-4-3) has had four days to get that bad taste out of its mouth, and now has to focus on playing the best team in the NHL.The Nashville Predators (11-3-0) are in town Wednesday night riding a three-game winning streak and the most points in the league. It’s the first meeting since Nashville eliminated Colorado in six games in the first round of the playoffs last year, and the Predators look as formidable now as they did in April.Article continues below ...“They’re a good team, great (defensive) corps, quite a few forwards that can score, great goalie,” forward Colin Wilson said this week. “But I like the way we matched up against them last year, the way we played against them. We were really strong. It should be a good game (Wednesday).”Wilson has firsthand knowledge of Nashville, having played for the organization before signing with Colorado in the summer of 2017. He knows how deep the team is, from the forwards to goaltender Pekke Rinne, who signed a two-year contract extension on Saturday.The Predators are a deep team Chicago Blackhawks Hats Womens , too, and that depth has been tested with the absence of forward Viktor Arvidsson.Arvidsson, the team’s third-leading scorer, has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury. He was placed on injured reserve Monday, retroactive to last week, so he is eligible to return against the Avalanche.Ryan Hartman skated on the top line with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen during practice Monday and could be there Wednesday. His solid play this season is a reason that coach Peter Laviolette is willing to try him there.“It’s just mixing it up a little bit, trying to find the right guy,” Laviolette told The Tennessean on Tuesday. “(Hartman) has warranted it, the way he’s played the last few games, his speed (and) the way he’s chipped in offensively.”As good as Nashville’s top line is, Colorado’s trio is the highest scoring in the NHL. The three are all in the top eight in points in the NHL entering Tuesday’s action Adidas Patrik Berglund Jersey , with winger Mikko Rantanen first with 24 points. Nathan MacKinnon has 21 points and Gabe Landeskog 18. MacKinnon and Landeskog are tied for second in the NHL with 11 goals apiece.The three are a big reason Colorado entered Tuesday tied with Calgary with the most goals in the league with 52.The top line has carried the team, but the Avalanche have started to get secondary scoring from its other lines and the defensive corps. Sheldon Dries and Vadislav Kamenev each scored their first NHL goals in Calgary.Those two got opportunities because of injuries to J.T. Compher and Tyson Jost. Both are dealing with head injuries, with Jost closer to returning. Forward Sven Andrighetto is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The Anaheim Ducks will try to avoid their longest losing streak in three years when they begin a four-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday evening at Honda Center.The Ducks (5-5-1) have lost four straight to erase a promising 5-1-1 start. They haven’t dropped five in a row since a 0-4-1 stretch on Oct. 22-29, 2015.Anaheim beat San Jose 5-2 in the season opener for both teams on Oct. 3. That served as a springboard for early success, but the Ducks have hit a wall in the past week, getting outscored 15-6 in the current losing streak.Article continues below ...“We have to figure it out in our room,” Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson told reporters after a 5-2 loss at the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. “Look in the mirror and pull ourselves out of it.”The Sharks, meanwhile, have gone 3-0-1 after a 2-3-1 start. They nearly ran their winning streak to four games on Friday night but couldn’t hold leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before losing in a shootout at the Carolina Hurricanes.“What a tale of two games,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer told reporters afterward. “I walked out at the end of the first period. I thought we could have been up 4-0, and then we never won another race or battle or shift the rest of the night.”San Jose’s three-game road trip concludes in Anaheim.Even during the Ducks’ hot start Adidas Vladimir Sobotka Jersey , they had a major disparity between the amount of shots on goal they were taking and the number they were giving up. That gap has grown even wider as Anaheim currently allows the most shots on goal per game in the NHL at 38.2 while taking the fewest (24).“All of us, collectively, can play better,” Manson said. “We really have to take a hard look at ourselves here.”A good sign from the loss to the Stars on Thursday night were the two goals scored by center Ryan Getzlaf, his first of the season.Getzlaf had two assists in the season-opening win over the Sharks but sustained a groin injury three nights later at the Arizona Coyotes and missed the next five games.Anaheim hasn’t won since Getzlaf rejoined the lineup on Oct. 20 at the Vegas Golden Knights.Anaheim also recently added left winger Nick Ritchie, who ended a holdout by signing a three-year contract on Oct. 18. He made his debut on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss at the Chicago Blackhawks but sustained an upper-body injury against Dallas and could be out of action against the Sharks.San Jose could be without center Tomas Hertl, who didn’t come out for the third period against the Hurricanes because of an undisclosed injury. Hertl has nine points in nine games.DeBoer told reporters after Friday’s loss that Hertl is day to day.“He’s been dealing with something here most of the year,” DeBoer said. “He’s been playing through it and he just reaggravated it.”