Calgary Flames (@2.65) vs Colorado Avalanche (@2.05)

Our Prediction:

Colorado Avalanche will win

Calgary Flames – Colorado Avalanche Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 21:05

As for Colorado, the three-headed monster of Nathan MacKinnon (41 goals, 58 assists),MikkoRantanen (31 goals, 56 assists) and Landeskog (34 goals, 41 assists) will be expected to provide the bulk of the scoring. The Avalanche captain, Landeskogreturned from injury at the end of March and immediately picked up where he left off, recording six points over the final five games of the regular season to lead the Avalanche to a 3-1-1 record.

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The Flames racked up 107 points for a reason and I think the OT home loss will be a bit of a wakeup call that the Avs aren't going to go easily. Calgary was a big favorite in Game 2 but could not finish the job and now are in danger of going behind in the series on the road. But I don't think that happens. Calgary has done well as a favorite this season and I am betting on it to get the job done here.

They have 1,237 face-off wins compared to 1,328 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That ranks them 24th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. On defense Colorado has 798 hits and they have blocked 651 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. That ranks them 19th in the league. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.4% as they have 1,780 attempts while they have given up 1,825 shots on the defensive end. Colorado is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9%, as they've attempted 2,367 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,476 shots on net in the same situations.

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The Flames, who rolled up a Western Conference-best 107 points, have dropped two in a row to fall into a 2-1 series hole entering Game 4 against the host Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. 1 seed has not translated into an advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, as Tampa Bay found out in the East and Calgary is hoping to avoid in the West. Earning the No.

Everyone has got to be better, not just one guy," said Gaudreau, who has managed only one assist after matching MacKinnon by racking up a career-high 99 points during the regular season. Calgary Flames: While both teams rely a high-powered top line, but Calgary's No. Third-line forward Sam Bennett has a team-high four points while defenseman Rasmus Andersson is second on the team with three points. 1 unit of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm need to start producing after being held to a collective four points through three games.

Nathan MacKinnon led the Avs in scoring boasting a team-high 99 points as well as team-high tallies of 41 goals and 58 assists. Semyon Varlamov and Phillipp Grubauer split the time between the pipes for the Avs with Varlamov finishing the year with a record of 20-19-9 with a 2.87 GAA and 2 shutouts while Grubauer went 18-9-5 with 3 shutouts and a 2.64 GAA this season. Mikko Rantanen wasnt far off of the pace, finishing the year with 87 points, including 56 assists of his own. The Colorado Avalanche come into the postseason as the 2nd wild card team, finishing the regular season with a record of 38-30-14, translating to 90 points, the lowest total of any team in the playoffs this season.

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David Rittich and Mike Smith split goaltending duties for Calgary, with Rittich going 27-9-5 with a 2.61 GAA and a shutout while Smith went 23-16-2 with a 2.73 GAA and 2 shutouts this season. The Calgary Flames come into the postseason as the top seed in the Western Conference and the winners of the Pacific division after finishing the regular season with a record of 50-25-7, translating to 107 points. Johnny Gaudreau led the Flames in scoring with 99 points as well as team-high marks of 36 goals and 63 assists while also leading the Flames with 245 shots on goal this season. Sean Monahan had 34 goals and 48 assists for his 82 points while Elias Lindholm had 78 points, Matthew Tkachuk had 34 goals and 77 points and Mark Giordano had 74 points with 57 assists.

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They are 7th in the league with 144 goals while they've given up 129 goals, which is 13th overall. The Avalanche have allowed 149 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this year. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.71% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 16th in the league. That is 26th in the NHL. The Avalanche have 48 total points this season, ranking 15th in the NHL in offense. They have had 157 power play opportunities and scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 5th in the NHL.

GabrielLandeskog (COL): The Avalanche captain averaged 1.02 points per game over the course of the season, and his return from injury was exactly the boost his team needed to clinch a berth in the playoffs.

Sean Monahan put Calgary ahead at 2-1 with 7:33 left in the third period on a goal assisted by Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary was unable to take a decisive series lead Saturday night as it dropped a 3-2 overtime decision at home against Colorado in Game 2. After a scoreless first period, the Avalanche grabbed the 1-0 advantage in the second period. Mike Smith recorded 36 saves on 39 shots in the defeat. But the Flames evened it back up with 7:34 remaining in the second on a Rasmus Andersson power play goal assisted by Sam Bennett and Mikael Backlund. The Avs proceeded to score the tying goal later in the third before winning it in OT.