Colorado Avalanche Predictions
4/15/2019, 10:00pm ET - Pepsi Center
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Betting Prediction for Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche on April 15, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Calgary will WIN and the Total will go Under .
The Pepsi Center is the site of Game 3 in the first-round series between the Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames. Colorado earned a split at the Scotiabank Saddledome by picking up a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 2, after Calgary opened the series with a 4-0 win. The Flames are a -125 favorite to grab the series lead with the Avs coming back at +105 and the total opening at 6 goals.Flames vs Avalanche Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IDilkD
FlamesNation: Avalanche at Flames (04/13/19) - Odds and NHL Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are probably about as deep into minus money as they will get in these playoffs since the road will get tougher if they advance, but the upshot for bettors is that they seldom play down to the competition when heavily favoured.
The Flames are a -230 home favourite (bet $230 to win $100) with the Colorado Avalanche a +190 away underdog (bet $100 to win $190) on the NHL betting lines for Saturday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, while there is a 5.5-goal total.
Calgary has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven NHL first-round playoff series and it is 13-4 this season as a moneyline favourite of -200 or more.
Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche rookie Cale Makar will make NHL debut replacing injured Sam Girard vs. Calgary Flames
Second-year defenseman Sam Girard is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said, and he will be replaced by Cale Makar on Monday night in Game 3 of the club's seven-game playoff series against the Calgary Flames. Makar will be making his NHL debut at the Pepsi Center.
Girard and Maker are both 20, with Girard roughly five months older. Girard sustained what is believed to be a shoulder injury in Game 2 on Saturday -- the same night Makar played in the NCAA championship game for the University of Massachusetts.
"I don't think it will be hopefully too big of a transition," Makar said.
Matchsticks and Gasoline: Calgary Flames (2) vs. Colorado Avalanche (3) (OT): Flames drop Game 2
The Flames and Avalanche would once again play themselves through a scoreless first period. The Avalanche played their top forwards heavily once again, and were rewarded with some significant scoring chances.Mike Smith had another superb period, stopping 15 shots. The Flames would record 10 of their own.
The Flames got a powerplay 5:30 into the second, when Gabriel Bourque was wrongly sent to the box for Tyson Barrie's hook on Sam Bennett. This proved to be a disaster for the Flames, who would give up 3 odd man rushes short handed.
FlamesNation: Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT) post-Game 2 embers: Better than this
A sweep was always unlikely. But the Flames didn't need to make it any easier for the Avalanche to get a win.<strong>Feel of the game</strong>
The Flames were outworked from the very beginning, and it took until overtime for them to look like they belonged in the game.
When Sean Monahan scored in the third period to give the Flames their first lead, things felt reminiscent of those games in the regular season in which the Flames played terribly but would pull out a win anyway: you know, the whole "good teams find a way to win" adage.
All Things Avs: Three keys for the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 vs. Calgary
Power play. The Avalanche is 0-of-8 with the man-advantage in the series and the Flames 3-for-10. Colorado got a shorthanded goal from Matt Nieto in Game 2 but has otherwise been outplayed on special teams. The Avs typically have more success on the power play at home and will need just that to win Game 3 and build confidence for the rest of the series.
Twins 20s. The Avalanche may swap one 20-year-old defenseman (second-year Sam Girard) for another (rookie Cale Makar) in the timely NHL debut of its 2017 first-round draft pick from the UMass.
Denver Post: PHOTOS: The Colorado Avalanche win to the even playoff series with the Calgary Flames
The Avs forced overtime with J.T. Compher's goal at 17:21 of the third period and goalie Philipp Grubauer on the bench for a sixth attacker. Seconds earlier, Colorado coach Jared Bednar called his timeout and drew up a play off the offensive-zone faceoff. Gabe Landeskog won the draw and Compher ultimately scored on Landeskog's rebound.
FlamesNation: Quips and Quotes: Flames lose to Avalanche 3-2 (in overtime) in Game 2
The Calgary Flames lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a 3-2 score (in overtime) on Saturday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.<strong>A change of momentum for both teams</strong>
Neither team was completely happy with how they played in Game 1. The Avalanche were much better in Game 2, while the Flames were fairly significantly worse.
"What I liked about our team is that were highly competitive right from the drop of the puck," said Avalanche coach Jared Bednar.