Pekka Rinne did not exactly match Semyon Varlamov save for save during regulation. He didn't have to.
The Nashville Predators goalie faced 10 fewer shots than his Colorado Avalanche counterpart Saturday, but neither allowed a goal through the first three periods despite some quality chances for both sides.
In overtime, Rinne faced two in quick succession. He saved the first but not the second, a rebound chance by Tyson Barrie, and Nashville fell 1-0 at Colorado.
Barrie's second career goal -- in 28 NHL games -- came just 50 seconds into the extra period and dropped the Predators to 5-7 in overtime decisions. They had won three straight in games decided during the four-on-four overtime period, the most recent on Feb. 25 against Dallas.
It was the second time this season Nashville reached overtime without a goal scored. The first time was a 1-0 victory over San Jose on Feb. 12.
Rinne faced 24 shots, half of them in the third period and overtime.
The Predators got the better of things through the first 40 minutes, when they outshot the Avalanche 27-12. They added seven shots in the third period but got nothing past Varlamov, who snapped a personal three-game losing streak with his third shutout of the season.
The 34 shots on goal were the most in any of this season's six games in which Nashville failed to score. Four of those six shutouts have been on the road.
Patric Honrqvist led all players with five shots on goal. Roman Josi had four, and David Legwand, Nick Spaling and Taylor Beck all had three.
Nashville also failed to take advantage of six power plays (Colorado had one). The Avalanche's final penalty was a double-minor that covered the final 2:23 of the second period and the first 1:37 of the third.