Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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Montreal Canadiens visit Denver to play the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Wednesday, with the game starting at 09:00 PM EDT. Colorado Avalanche are part of the Central Division of the NHL, currently standing at #4 with 36 points, while their opponents are part of the Atlantic Division and as of now are at #7 with 32 points.

Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 01-22-2022
TeamP1P2P3OTFinal
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
1 1 0 1 3
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
0 1 1 0 2

The last encounter between the two franchises was played on January 22, 2022, and after the final horn, the scoreboard showed a 3-2 Colorado win. The performance of Valeri Nichushkin was the main reason for the Avalanche’s triumph back then. He played 17:00 minutes and earned 2 points by scoring one goal and assisting his teammates once. On the other end of the ice, Nick Suzuki led the way for the Canadiens, finishing with one goal for 21:35 of ice time. The Avalanche’s goalie, Darcy Kuemper, faced 30 shots and managed to save 28 of them. Montreal’s goalkeeper, Cayden Primeau, ended the night with a 0.935 save percentage. When it comes to the latest five encounters, the Colorado Avalanche won four and the Montreal Canadiens triumphed once.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team01-22-202212-02-202112-05-201901-12-201912-19-2018
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
3 4302
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
21 2 3 1

Colorado Avalanche Form

*Last 10 Colorado Avalanche Games - 5:4:1
12-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-202212-09-202212-07-202212-05-202212-03-202212-01-2022
1:0vs New York Islanders3:1vs Nashville Predators2:4vs Buffalo Sabres3:2vs Philadelphia Flyers2:3@ St. Louis Blues1:2vs New York Rangers0:4vs Boston Bruins5:3@ Philadelphia Flyers5:1@ Boston Bruins4:6@ Buffalo Sabres

Colorado Avalanche’ latest game was on 12/19 when coming up against the New York Islanders and ended in a 1-0 win at home. Alexandar Georgiev’s heroics between the sticks was the main reason for the Avalanche’s triumph on the night, as he saved all of the 26 shots coming towards his net. The team is 5-4-1 in the last 10 matches and currently on a streak of two back-to-back victories. The Colorado Avalanche are 8-5-2 when playing at their own arena this campaign. The team’s next game is scheduled to take place at Bridgestone Arena on 12/23 versus the Nashville Predators.

Colorado Avalanche Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    91.00
  • Goals Against
    81.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Colorado Avalanche Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Alexandar Georgiev

    Games Played:21
    Saves Percentage:0.923
    Shutouts:7
  • Top Skater

    Mikko Rantanen

    Games Played:30
    Goals:21
    Assists:17

Colorado Avalanche Missing Players

NONE

Montreal Canadiens Form

*Last 10 Montreal Canadiens Games - 4:5:1
12-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-14-202212-12-202212-10-202212-06-202212-05-202212-03-202212-01-2022
2:3@ Arizona Coyotes1:5vs Tampa Bay Lightning2:5vs Anaheim Ducks3:2@ Ottawa Senators2:1vs Calgary Flames2:4vs Los Angeles Kings2:4@ Seattle Kraken7:6@ Vancouver Canucks5:3@ Edmonton Oilers1:2@ Calgary Flames

The Montreal Canadiens were last on the ice versus the Arizona Coyotes on Monday, December 19th, and the meeting concluded with a score of 2-3 in the Canadiens’ favor. Montreal was led by Mike Hoffman, who finished with one point on the night. He was on the ice for 14:17 and sent three shots towards the opposition goal, with one of them nestling in the net. The Canadiens’ victory was also achieved thanks to goalie Sam Montembeault, who saved 37 of the 39 shots sent his way. The organization won 4 of its last 10 matches, lost 5 during regular time, and was defeated once in overtime or shootouts. When traveling, the Canadiens are 8-6-2 throughout the campaign. In their next meeting on Friday, December 23rd, they will visit the Dallas Stars.

Montreal Canadiens Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    92.00
  • Goals Against
    112.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Montreal Canadiens Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Jake Allen

    Games Played:21
    Saves Percentage:0.897
    Shutouts:5
  • Top Skater

    Nick Suzuki

    Games Played:32
    Goals:15
    Assists:16

Montreal Canadiens Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
0 0 1 1 2
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
1 0 0 0 1
Colorado AvalancheMontreal Canadiens
  • Score

    2
    1
  • PP Opportunities

    2
    1
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Colorado AvalanchevsMontreal Canadiens
  • 1`01:48
    0-1
    A. RichardJake Evans, Joel Armia
  • 2`18:16
    -
    Arber Xhekaj2 minutes for Tripping Evan Rodrigues
  • 3`02:09
    -
    A. Richard2 minutes for Hooking Logan O'Connor
  • 3`02:16
    Artturi LehkonenMikko Rantanen, Cale Makar
    1-1
  • 3`09:55
    Denis Malgin2 minutes for Slashing Arber Xhekaj
    -
  • 4`01:51
    Mikko RantanenDevon Toews
    2-1

Players Stats

Colorado Avalanche

SKATERPOSGA+/-PIMSOGHITSGVLSGVATKAFO%TOIPP TOISH TOI
Mikko RantanenRW11108301033.3025:5702:0000:00
Artturi LehkonenLW1000341000.0019:1602:0000:57
Cale MakarD0100412010.0026:5802:0701:15
Devon ToewsD0110001100.0027:3400:1601:16
Valeri NichushkinRW0000111010.0019:2401:5100:45
J.T. CompherLW00001010150.0022:5102:0701:03
A. EnglundD0000131000.0012:0600:0000:00
Kurtis MacDermidD0000050000.0003:0600:0000:00
Evan RodriguesC00107102150.0021:0600:0700:00
Denis MalginC00-12330010.0016:2100:0000:00
Logan O'ConnorRW00-10111020.0016:2600:0001:15
Samuel GirardD00-10113100.0021:4400:0000:45
Jacob MacDonaldD0000000000.0002:5500:0000:00
Martin KautRW0000000000.0005:4500:0700:00
Alex NewhookC000011110100.0016:5200:0000:00
Brad HuntD0000220000.0013:0500:0000:00
Erik JohnsonD00-10102030.0018:3500:0000:44
B. MeyersC00-102010070.0014:0000:0000:00
GOALIEPOSSHASVSV%PIMTOI
Alexandar GeorgievGK20190.950061:23

Montreal Canadiens

SKATERPOSGA+/-PIMSOGHITSGVLSGVATKAFO%TOIPP TOISH TOI
A. RichardC1012110000.0009:4400:0000:00
Joel ArmiaRW0110000000.0011:1600:0000:24
Jake EvansC01101010045.5014:2400:0001:20
Evgenii DadonovRW0000103000.0014:0501:0900:00
Mike HoffmanLW0000200100.0014:0601:0900:00
Chris WidemanD0010124010.0015:5800:5100:00
Joel EdmundsonD0000073000.0021:0400:0001:46
Jonathan DrouinLW00-101210025.0014:3200:5100:00
Josh AndersonRW00-10221000.0019:2901:0901:05
Christian DvorakC00000120050.0015:0500:5100:39
Nick SuzukiC00000110060.0019:1400:5100:37
Jordan HarrisD0000110010.0022:5400:0000:21
Juraj SlafkovskyLW0000022010.0012:5900:0000:00
Arber XhekajD0012321100.0014:3400:0000:00
Kaiden GuhleD00-10112110.0025:2301:0901:46
Johnathan KovacevicD0000010000.0020:2100:0000:20
Cole CaufieldRW0000300020.0018:2700:5100:00
Kirby DachC0000312010.0019:5801:0900:10
GOALIEPOSSHASVSV%PIMTOI
Jake AllenGK36340.944061:44

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