The Colorado Avalanche (22-20-8) face the Vancouver Canucks (23-22-6) at the Rogers Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Avalanche were last in action the Wednesday before last, when they went down to a 5-2 loss on home-ice to Minnesota Wild, despite having twice led in the game.
The Avalanche are currently averaging 3.38 Goals per Game, placing them in 7th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.22 Goals per Game, leaving them tied 22nd overall in the standings. On an individual basis Gabriel Landeskog has 29 goals so far this season, while Mikko Rantanen has recorded 51 assists for the Avalanche.
The Canucks last action was also the Wednesday before last when, like the Avalanche, they too went down to a 5-2 loss on home-ice. They lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, having also led 2-1 at one point in the game.
The Canucks are currently averaging 2.86 Goals per Game, which leaves them in 20th position in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 3.10 Goals per Game, which also places them in 20th position overall in the NHL standings.
This is not an easiest game for our predictions, as there’s not a great deal between these two teams in terms of their records this season. The Avalanche have won just three of their last 13 games, while the Canucks have at least managed to win three of their last five games, so they are showing signs of improvement and are the tips on the Money Line odds to win this game as a result.
Pick: Money Line – Vancouver Canucks