Calgary vs Colorado Wed, Apr 17
|*Community||COL -110 61%||u/6 65%|
*Consensus from 839 predictions.
|19.318th||Power Play %||22.07th|
|79.721st||Penalty Kill %||78.725th|
|16th||Power Play %||8th|
|16th||Power Play %||25th|
Im tempted to side with Calgary as you have to think that the Flames are due for a bounce back but Flames lost six game by three or more goals in the regular season, and the next game in five of those six situations resulted in a loss. Sure, the playoffs are a different beast, but the Flames take a little while to get back on their feet after getting their butts kicked. Colorado was heads and shoulders the better team in game three, and are starting to look like a legitimate threat in this series if they werent already. I think Colorado and the low line is worth a look as a value play on Wednesday.60%
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Betting Prediction for Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche on April 17, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Colorado will WIN and the Total will go Over .
The top seed in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning, was eliminated in four games and the top seed in the West, the Calgary Flames, is facing a 2-1 deficit in its opening-round series with the Colorado Avalanche, with Game 4 going tonight from the Pepsi Center. Colorado dropped the series opener but has picked up back-to-back wins and is eyeing a stranglehold heading back to the Scotiabank Saddledome for Game 5. Oddsmakers have this game as a -110 pick'em with the total opening at 6 goals. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IwfjOQ
Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado Avalanche has attempted 95 shots in its two playoff wins over the Calgary Flames
Andy Cross / The Denver Post)
It was the calm before another forecasted storm that could again suffocate the Calgary Flames.
Tuesday around noon, less than 12 hours after producing a record-tying 56 shots in a 6-2 rout over the Flames in Game 3 of its first-round playoff series at the Pepsi Center, the Avalanche had just five seldom-used skaters and backup goalie Semyon Varlamov participating in an optional practice.
The Avs' top players didn't need to practice. The coaching staff didn't need to perform on-ice instruction. Everything felt at peace.
And forward Matt Nieto -- who scored shorthanded goals in Games 2 and 3 to become the first NHLer to do so in consecutive playoff games since Pittsburgh's Max Talbot in 2012 -- didn't feel like he needed to practice his penalty-killing skills.
All Things Avs: Avalanche balance toughness and smarts as Flames ignite playoff physicality
Close your eyes, step into the skates of an Avalanche player and contemplate your decision Monday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Establish dominance or turn the other cheek?
Colorado held a four-goal lead in the third period of their 6-2 victory when Calgary frustration boiled over inside Pepsi Center. The Flames committed seven penalties -- hooking, roughing (3) and 10-minute misconduct (3) -- over a span of 11 minutes. Frustration fouls. Matthew Tkachuk tackled Gabe Landeskog to the ice. Sam Bennett sucker-punched Matt Calvert while being broken up by an official.
Mile High Hockey: MacKinnon, Makar shine in 6-2 Colorado Avalanche victory over Calgary Flames in Game 3
Leaders lead by example, and that's exactly what Nathan MacKinnon did to spark a Game 3 landslide victory for the Colorado Avalanche at home to the Calgary Flames. MacKinnon's two power play goals in the first period laid the foundation for the Avalanche to score four more goals enroute to a 6-2 win. Rookie playing in his first-ever NHL game, Cale Makar, scored his first career goal on his first career shot in the first period, the goal ended up being the game-winner on the night.
The Avalanche also made history in the game.
Matchsticks and Gasoline: Calgary Flames drop Game 3, 6-2 to Colorado Avalanche.
Mike Smith in net for Calgary Flames. Phillip Grubauer for Colorado Avalanche.1st Period
Sean Monahan and Nathan MacKinnon face/off to start the game - Avs take possession before the whistle blows. The Flames come in hot with Hathaway-Mangiapane-Ryan crashing the net early. Hanafin getting a laser shot away from a Lindholm pass at 16:08 clock. On that same play Avs Ian Cole takes a cross-checking on Monahan.
Flames don't score on the PP - Mikael Backlund hitting the post, Gaudreau's shot deflected away by Grubauer, and Tkachuk not able to bat the rebound in.