Colorado Avalanche (5-8-5) at New Jersey Devils (8-7-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 15, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Colorado Avalanche --- Over/Under:
The Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
The Colorado Avalanche are a brutal 2-5 this month and hope to start climbing out of the Central division cellar. In order to do that, the Avalanche have to improve their offense that’s averaging 2.3 goals and that has been held to two or less goals in four of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less goals. Alex Tanguay leads Colorado with seven goals, Tyson Barrie has 11 assists and Matt Duchene has 50 shots on goal. The Avalanche have just one power play goal in their last six games. Defensively, Reto Berra has allowed 12 goals on 139 shots and Semyon Varlamov has given up 36 goals on 437 shots faced. The Avalanche are killing 87.8 percent of their power play attempts.
The New Jersey Devils have won back-to-back games for the first time since the season opener and hope to keep things rolling at home. The Devils defense, which has been horrible much of the year, has allowed just one goal their last two games. The New Jersey Devils are allowing over three goals a game on the season but have won five of their last six games when allowing two or less goals. Cory Schneider has allowed 43 goals on 480 shots, and the Devils are 8-8 on power play killing in their last two games. Offensively, Mike Cammalleri has seven goals, Jaromir Jagr has nine assists and Damon Severson has 44 shots on goal. The Devils have scored one power play goal in their last six games.
The Avalanche are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-13 in their last 16 road games. The Devils are 10-25 in their last 35 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Avalanche are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings, while the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Can the Avalanche win on the road? I haven't seen it. Give me the Devils to keep their mini hot streak alive.