Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville predators prediction & preview 14.01.17
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Friday night NHL activity and the Nashville Predators will battle it out with the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Predators access this challenge off a 2-1 home win over the Bruins, while the Avs are off a 4-1 home accident to the Ducks. The Over is 4-0-1 the endure 5 affairs amid these teams actuality in Colorado.
The Anaheim Ducks accept assuredly begin a canal and accept ridden it to the top of Pacific Division. The Ducks were able at both ends of the ice in a 4-1 win at the Colorado Avalanche Thursday to log their 5th win in six contests. Anaheim accustomed their scoring from Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler with John Gibson endlessly 33 shots to get the victory. The Avalanche saw Nathan MacKinnon account in the aperture aeon but never denticulate afresh with Semyon Varlamov abiding from abrasion to about-face abroad 28 shots to blot the accident as the Avs struggles continued.
The Predators are 0-4 in their endure 4 Saturday amateur and the beneath is 4-0 in Predators endure 4 amateur afterward a win while the beneath is 5-1-1 in Predators endure 7 Saturday games. The beneath is 3-0-1 in Avalanche endure 4 all-embracing and the Avalanche are 0-4 in their endure 4 Saturday amateur while the beneath is 3-0-1 in Avalanche endure 4 afterwards scoring 2 goals or beneath in their antecedent game. The over is 4-0-1 in the endure 5 affairs in Colorado and the Predators are 4-0 in the endure 4 affairs while the over is 12-3-1 in the endure 16 meetings.
The abrasion account grew best for Nashville if brilliant defenseman Roman Josi (upper body) and Colin Wilson (lower body) were placed on afflicted assets Friday. Josi was afflicted if he was collapsed by Boston’s Anton Blidh on a top hit Thursday that drillmaster Peter Laviolette accounted “late and dirty” and joins adolescent blue-liner P.K. Subban on the sideline. James Neal, the team’s arch ambition scorer who has absent the endure 5 amateur with an upper-body injury, accomplished Friday and could be aback in the calendar adjoin Colorado.
The Colorado Avalanche accept the atomic credibility in the alliance at 27 and they accept gone just 1-6 in their endure seven games, accepting outscored 28-13 in those games. They can’t account this year and they can’t stop teams from scoring, additional they are a afflicted 5-15 actuality at home so far this year. This is the affliction aggregation in the league. In their endure bold they feel 4-1 to the Ducks actuality at home and it was the 6th bold in a row that they denticulate two goals or beneath in a game, while on the flipside, it was the 6th time in their endure nine amateur that they accustomed at atomic four goals in a game. Scoring in the accident to the Ducks was Nathan MacKinnon, which was his 11th on the year. He is 2nd on the aggregation in scoring abaft Matt Duchene, who has 13 so far. Hard to win amateur if you are abhorrent at both ends of the ice.
Absorbing the accident adjoin the Ducks was Semyon Varlamov, who has now gone 6-15 with a 3.32 GA on the year, including 3-8 with a 3.19 GAA actuality at home, while vs the Preds in his career he has gone 11-8 with a 3.15 GAA. Colorado enters this bold ranked 30th in the alliance in scoring at 2.00 gpg, while aswell baronial 26th in shots taken (28.4 spg) and 28th in ability play conversions, converting on 13.3% of their chances. At the arresting end of the ice they accept not been acceptable at all as they appear in ranked 30th in goals allowed, giving up 3.33 gpg, while aswell baronial 25th in shots accustomed (32.4) and 25th in amends kill, acceptance teams to catechumen on 22.1% of their chances.