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The Colorado Avalanche will take on the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Thursday. In their latest game, the Colorado Avalanche lost 4-6 to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Colorado Avalanche received two goals from Matt Duchene. Matt Duchene is currently in the top bunch for his team offensively. Blake Comeau scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Matt Nieto scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon was dishing some apples with two assists. Tyson Barrie was dishing some apples with two assists. Tyson Barrie had a great assist night with two helpers.
John Gibson will man the pipes for the Anaheim Ducks in this one. His team gave him a moderate workload in his last game, allowing 1 goals on 28 shots. John Gibson posted a 12-5-0 record and 0.93 SV% when playing at home last season.
Calvin Pickard should start in net for this game. He was great in his most recent game, posting a 0.972 save percentage. Calvin Pickard has a 3.22 GAA in his last 10 games.
The Anaheim Ducks are 15-5-3 when playing at home this season. The Colorado Avalanche have been ineffective when playing on the road with a 8-12-0 record. The Anaheim Ducks have gone 3-6 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 5-13 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Ducks are 15-9 when taking on losing teams. The Anaheim Ducks have been poor when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 8 wins and 12 losses.
Playing on the road is always tough, but we like the chances that the Colorado Avalanche have with this match-up.
Game Time: 10:05 PM ET
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