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Ottawa Senators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction & Preview

#43 Colorado Avalanche
Avalanche -220
#44 Ottawa Senators
Senators 180
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:35pm
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The Colorado Avalanche enter this game ranked 11th in the NHL, posting a record of 29-16-6 this season. The Avalanche enter this matchup with a road record of 15-9-2 so far this season. Colorado is 5-3-2 in their last 10 and will look to continue winning as they come off of a big win. On the other hand, our home team is the Ottawa Senators who enter this game ranked 28th in the NHL with a record of 18-24-11. The Senators are 12-9-6 at home this season and will look to improve that number here tonight. Ottawa has gone 2-2-6 in their last 10 games but they come off of two overtime losses. Obviously these two teams are on opposite sides of the NHL spectrum but that means nothing. The NHL is the hardest league to win in so even the struggling teams pull off big wins every night.

Colorado Avalanche On a Roll

The Avalanche enter this game with an offense that ranks 4th in the NHL on the road, with an average of 3.46 goals scored per game. Colorado has gotten great production from Nathan MacKinnon who has racked up over 72 points so far this season. MacKinnon leads this efficient offense who will need to be every bit as crafty as usual to take on the Senators tonight.
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Colorado has had some brilliant saves from Phillip Grubuaer this season, and rank 4th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when away from home. Grubuaer has played well as of late but will need to control his rebounds as this Flyers team is physical and loves scoring the garbage goals. The defense of Colorado will need to stay strong and not let Ottawa push them around in this game.

Ottawa Senators Look to Surge at Home

The Senators are ranked 18th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. The Sens will look towards Craig Anderson to be strong between the pipes here tonight. Anderson will need to get down fast and stay alert if the Senators want to get a big win. The Sens will also need to block more shots and contain the speed of this Washington defense.
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Ottawa sits 18th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home.Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been producing points as of late but will face a big test against this Colorado defense. Pageau has quickly been racking up points but he needs more support from his teammates. The Senators will need someone like Colin White to step up and be the x-factor in tonight's matchup.

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