Colorado vs Calgary Fri, Apr 19
|*Community||CAL -175 50%||u/6 50%|
*Consensus from 839 predictions.
|22.07th||Power Play %||19.318th|
|78.725th||Penalty Kill %||79.721st|
|8th||Power Play %||16th|
|26th||Power Play %||18th|
I like the Avs here on the Road.This game has a very good chance of being decided in the opening 10 minutes. If the Avalanche can weather that deluge the Flames will likely throw the kitchen sink at them in a cauldron-like atmosphere their fans create like few others in the NHL this game can be won and this series can end. The longer Colorado can bottle up Calgarys top line, the more game stress that creates on Smith and the other Flames forward lines. Grubauer has been steady throughout the series, and Smith has gotten little support. If the Avs stay out of the penalty box, they have a chance to win this series. And for those feeling squeamish about taking the Avs straight up to win, grabbing the 1.5 goals with a -175 return is a solid secondary option.60%
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Betting Prediction for Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames on April 19, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Colorado will WIN and the Total will go Over .
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Fansided: Colorado Avalanche: Can They Close Out the Series in Calgary?
The Colorado Avalanche face a paramount game today. They are playing the Flames in Calgary. A victory would propel Colorado into the second round since they lead the series 3-1.
That's right. The eighth-seeded team, the team that squeaked into the playoffs, could upset the second-best NHL team, the winners of the Western Conference. In other words, they could go all Columbus Blue Jackets on people's brackets. And it would be historic:
If #Flames are eliminated by Colorado, it would mark the first time in NHL history that the regular season champions from each respective conference would each be eliminated in Round 1
-- Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) April 18, 2019
That's what you call a big-stage game.
FlamesNation: Avalanche 3, Flames 2 (OT) post-Game 4 embers: Running out of time
The Flames looked much better to start off Game 4. They took some very necessary steps forward. It was the kind of game you'd be happy with if they were tuning up for the playoffs, not fighting to avoid being one game away from getting eliminated.<strong>Feel of the game</strong>
After the overall disaster that was Game 3, the bar was set pretty low for the Flames, but they were able to clear it early. No, they weren't getting too much in the way of actual offensive chances of their own - occasionally thwarted by a missed pass or a stick just not being in the exact spot it needed to be, mostly thwarted by their own undoing as they played a perimeter game in the offensive zone - but they were also doing something very right: they were limiting what the Avalanche, and specifically Nathan MacKinnon, were able to do.
All Things Avs: Shots fired! Avalanche nearing upset of Flames with relentless attack.
Mikko Rantanen will take credit for the overtime game winner on Wednesday night. But the result was simple math. More shots on goal equal more opportunity to score, and against Calgary in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Avalanche can't get enough.
"We were humming," Rantanen said. "We had a lot of good chances even before my goal."
Colorado can close out the Flames series Friday in Game 5 thanks to its relentless attack. The Avs combined for 108 shots on goal over its last two victories; a historic rate, considering their 56 shots on goal in Game 3 were most the in a regular season playoff game in franchise history.
FlamesNation: Quips and Quotes: Flames lose to Avalanche 3-2 (in overtime) in Game 4
The Calgary Flames lost to the Colorado Avalanche by a 3-2 score in overtime on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.<strong>Close but no cigar</strong>
Let's be blunt here: the Flames were awful in Game 3. They needed to be better in Game 4, and they definitely were. But "better" still wasn't good enough, as they were out-shot 52-37, out-chanced 38-22 and edged 19-13 in high-danger chances. They still seemed fairly out-gunned, especially later in the game.
The only players in the black possession-wise were the third pairing and Matthew Tkachuk.