Colorado Avalanche (5-4-0) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (7-1-0)
|Date & Time||Friday October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights -125 / Colorado Avalanche +113 --- Over/Under: 6
The Vegas Golden Knights look to stay hot when the Colorado Avalanche come to town in Friday NHL action.
The Colorado Avalanche go on the road to take the ice with the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. Colorado will be gunning for consecutive victories after outscoring the visiting Dallas Stars 5-3 on Tuesday night.
The Avalanche have looked improved in 2017-18 so far and the offense was center stage versus the Stars with Matt Nieto logging his first ever hat trick. Gabriel Landeskog and Mark Barberio also lit the lamp for the Avs while Blake Comeau posted three helpers to make a winner of Semyon Varlamov and his 34 stops.
The Dallas offense came off the sticks of Jamie Benn, Brett Ritchie and John Klingberg. Benn also gave the Stars a pair of assists and Klingberg also added a helper but the goal tending didn’t hold up. Ben Bishop allowed three goals on 17 shots before getting the hook with Kari Lehtonen absorbing the loss with a goal given up on 15 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights have been the biggest surprise of the young season and look to continue their success versus the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Vegas has won four in a row after knocking off the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks opened the scoring on a shorthanded tally from John Hayden but the Golden Knights tied it on a William Karlsson power play goal 26 seconds later before Tomas Nosek scored for a 2-1 lead. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare upped the Vegas lead to 3-1 in the second before Jonathan Marchessault put the game out of reach with another PP goal.
Patrick Kane cut the lead in half with 65 seconds remaining but time ran out on the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 29 stops in the loss while rookie Oscar Dansk turned aside 29 shots to get the win for Vegas.
Under is 8-0 in Avalanche last 8 Friday games and under is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 road games and Avalanche are 10-42 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference. Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 overall and Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and Golden Knights are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
The Golden Knights really have no track record to look at and I suspect things won’t remain rosy too much longer but I hope things are rosy for one more night…