The Colorado Avalanche will host the Boston Bruins at the Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado, on 7th December 2022. The two teams played their last match on 3rd December, which ended in a win for the Boston Bruins with a score of 5:1. It was Boston’s second consistent win over Colorado as it won its second last match against Colorado held in February this year.
The two teams have gone head-to-head 16 times in the past decade, out of which Colorado Avalanche has won 10 times, and Bostons Bruins has won 5 times.
Here is a brief roundup of the respective performances of the two teams to assess what we can expect from the Wednesday game.
Colorado Avalanche Statistics
The Colorado Avalanche are ranked 4th in the Central Division and 17th in the NHL and have won 13 out of the 23 games played in the season so far. However, on Monday, Colorado lost against the Philadelphia Flyers, its second consistent loss after losing to the Bruins on the 3rd.
Overall, it has been an impressive season for the Avalanche, as their offence maintains an average of 3.32 goals. The team has scored 19 goals in its last three games. The lead scorer for the team is Nathan Mackinnon, with 3 goals and four assists in the last five games. Other lead scorers include Rantanen, Artturi Lehkonen and Valeri Nichushkin.
While the offence has been great, the defence has also impressed, allowing an average of 2.77 goals per match. Goaltender Alexander Georgiey has a save percentage of 0.922 and maintains an average of 2.58 goals against a total of 502 shots.
Boston Bruins Statistics
The Boston Bruins are the number one team in the Atlantic Division and the number two team in the NHL for the season, with a record of 20 wins and 4 losses. Boston lost its last match against the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 3:4, ending its three-game winning streak.
The Bruins have put up a highly impressive show this season. The team has scored an average of 4 goals per game, which is the highest average in the league. The lead scorer for the team is David Pastrnak, with five goals in the last five games. On the defence side, the team has conceded an average of 2.13 goals per game, which are also the highest in the league. Goaltender Linus Ullmark has a save percentage of 0.936, while Jeremy Swayman maintains a save percentage of 0.902. Besides being the top offence and defence, the Bruins are also the third-best team in the league in power play and second-best in penalty kill.
Boston Bruins vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction
The Boston Bruins are in a strong position to win this one. The team has won 10 of its last 12 games and the last two games against the Colorado Avalanche. The Bruins are playing strong offensively and defensively, and in their last two matches against the Avalanche, they conceded only one goal and scored five in response. If the team keeps up the momentum, there is no stopping it from winning this one.