The Detroit Red Wings visit Colorado Avalanche on Monday hoping for what can only be described as a miracle. The tie between the NHL teams representing the Eastern and Western Conference shows two teams having very different seasons. Colorado is vying for top spot in the Central Division in the West, posting a record of 27-15-6 this season. The home game on Monday gives Avalanche the opportunity to stretch their four-game winning streak; a feat that tipsters believe is well within Colorado’s reach.
The Detroit Red Wings head into the Pepsi Center hoping to snap a dismal record of late, having lost four of their last five games. The Red Wings are on the road for the next three games, taking with them some of the worst records in the league. Over and above the four-game losing streak, Detroit is the worst team in the league when it comes to penalty kill percentage sitting at a lowly 72.6%.
Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions
Avalanche is second in their division, lagging behind the Blues with one game behind. They are vying to take the Western Conference and will surely make it to the playoffs if they keep up this momentum. The Red Wings have given little indication of changing the tide; the loss against the New York Islanders proved just how battered the defense is. Our expert tipster found key talking points that will surely shape the NHL matchup:
Colorado has a pretty decent home record (13-7-4), scoring an outrageous 173 goals this season. This stat equates to an average of 3.6 goals per game and is the second-highest average in the league.
Avalanche have key man Nathan MacKinnon firing on all cylinders, leading the team with 28 goals and can also pass the puck with 42 assists.
The team from the West will be missing Joonas Donskoi after suffering a concussion. They will, however, have enough firing power to steamroll Detroit at home.
The Red Wings cannot seem to get the puck into the net and neither can they defend theirs. In the last five games combined, Detroit conceded a total of 21 goals and managed to score just seven goals. Their heaviest defeat all season was away to the Islanders, conceding eight goals.
Calvin Pickard is the player that offers a dim light of hope for the team from the Eastern Conference. You’d have to go back the last 10 games for Detroit to add some gloss to his stats, leading the Red Wings with a plus-zero in three games played this season. Meanwhile, Larkin has three goals and five assists over the same period.
Our expert tipsters have looked at possible ways that the Red Wings can plug the hole in their defense, and there just isn’t enough in their arsenal to stop the Avalanche from washing them away. The stats point to a Colorado win and the team will stretch their unbeaten streak to five straight games.
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