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On Saturday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Colorado Avalanche and the Montreal Canadiens. In their latest game, the Colorado Avalanche won 4-2 over the Boston Bruins. Matt Duchene scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon is in the top five in points for his team this year. John Mitchell scored in the second period. Carl Soderberg scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Carl Soderberg has been solid this year with 8 total points. Mikhail Grigorenko had an assist. Francois Beauchemin had an assist.
Carey Price should start in net for this game. He has been superb this season with a 15-3-1 record and 1.83 GAA. He was average in his most recent game, posting a 0.905 save percentage. He has posted a 0.945 save percentage when playing at home.
Calvin Pickard should be in goal for the Colorado Avalanche. Calvin Pickard has been superb during the season with a 5-2-1 record and 0.922 save percentage. In Pickard's latest appearance, he faced 31 shots and allowed 2 goals. In Calvin Pickard's last 3 appearances, he has posted a 0.906 save percentage.
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-1-1 when playing at home this season. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 6-6-0 on the road. The Montreal Canadiens have gone 0-2 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 4-8 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season.
Playing on the road is always tough, but we like the chances that the Colorado Avalanche have with this match-up. We will go with the Colorado Avalanche in this match-up. This pick carries a 5.1% edge for us.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
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