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NHL : ATS Matchup

COLORADO (15-24-0-7, 37 pts.) at PHOENIX (20-18-0-8, 48 pts.)
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Friday, 4/26/2013 10:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: COLORADO - JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE, PHOENIX - MIKE SMITH
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
57COLORADO+145Ov 5,-120+145Ov 5,-130
58PHOENIX-165Un 5,+100-165Un 5,+110
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
COLORADO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games15-31-0-15.515-31-15.517-232.429.53.231.2
Team Stats (Road Games)3-20-0-15.83-20-15.88-122.027.23.532.3
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.52-3-0.53-22.828.23.429.4
COLORADO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)461102643374313588.1%1351914.1%187
Team Stats (Road Games)2346111816126267.3%641015.6%78
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)514446001419.9%15213.3%22
Stats Against (All Games) 14550563278143710.1%1743319.0%247
Stats Against (Road Games) 802234204874310.8%852630.6%135
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 174841014711.6%15213.3%31
COLORADO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (All Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (Road Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
SAMI AITTOKALLIO (Last 4 Games)11252392.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)171343839991.1%05-8-1.15-8-0-17-6
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Road Games)10624022493.3%03-3+1.83-3-0+23-3
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)431019190.1%02-1+1.82-1-0+13-0
SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)333296887290.1%510-22-13.410-22-0-1310-17
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)161647241888.6%20-16-16.60-16-0-165-9
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)44998585.9%10-4-4.20-4-0-40-4

PHOENIX - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games20-26-0-6.520-26-6.518-222.530.82.730.3
Team Stats (Home Games)14-9-0+3.614-9+3.611-113.031.82.529.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-0.52-3-0.50-41.233.22.633.2
PHOENIX Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)461163237425714158.2%1612314.3%193
Team Stats (Home Games)2370182327247319.6%801417.5%121
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)56401111663.6%19210.5%8
Stats Against (All Games) 1233542388913938.8%1613119.3%204
Stats Against (Home Games) 57172613106678.5%831518.1%94
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13462121667.8%15640.0%19
PHOENIX - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)4410810395.4%12-2-0.32-2-001-3
BRENT JOHNSON (Home Games)33787494.9%12-1+0.72-1-0+11-2
CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JASON LABARBERA (All Games)14937234392.2%12-7-52-7-0-54-3
JASON LABARBERA (Home Games)8419918593.0%01-3-2.41-3-0-21-2
JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)4415314292.8%02-2+0.42-2-001-2
MIKE SMITH (All Games)333391083091.2%816-17-1.216-17-0013-16
MIKE SMITH (Home Games)161639035190.0%311-5+5.411-5-0+69-7
MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)4411911092.4%12-2+0.12-2-000-3
Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.19,  PHOENIX 3.23
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
COLORADO - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/30/2013NASHVILLE1-0W0, -120W5 ovU
4/1/2013at DETROIT2-3L0, +150L5.5 unU
4/2/2013at NASHVILLE1-3L0, +150L5 ovU
4/5/2013DETROIT2-3L0, -110L5.5 unU
4/6/2013at PHOENIX0-4L0, +160L5.5 unU
4/8/2013CALGARY1-3L0, -150L5.5 ovU
4/10/2013at ANAHEIM4-1W0, +190W5.5 unU
4/11/2013at LOS ANGELES2-3L0, +245L5 ovP
4/13/2013VANCOUVER4-3W0, +145W5 ovO
4/15/2013COLUMBUS3-4L0, -105L5 ovO
4/19/2013EDMONTON1-4L0, -125L5.5 unU
4/21/2013ST LOUIS5-3W0, +140W5 ovO
4/23/2013at ST LOUIS1-3L0, +190L5 ovU
4/26/2013at PHOENIX 
4/27/2013MINNESOTA 

PHOENIX - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/30/2013at SAN JOSE2-3L0, +150L5 ovP
4/2/2013LOS ANGELES3-1W0, +115W5 ovU
4/4/2013DETROIT4-2W0, -110W5 ovO
4/6/2013COLORADO4-0W0, -185W5.5 unU
4/8/2013at VANCOUVER0-2L0, +135L5 evU
4/10/2013at EDMONTON3-1W0, +105W5 ovU
4/12/2013at CALGARY2-3L0, -155L5.5 unU
4/15/2013SAN JOSE0-4L0, -110L5 unU
4/18/2013at ST LOUIS1-2L0, +145L5 unU
4/20/2013at CHICAGO3-2W0, +160W5 ovP
4/22/2013at DETROIT0-4L0, +125L5 unU
4/24/2013SAN JOSE2-1W0, -130W5 ovU
4/26/2013COLORADO 
4/27/2013at ANAHEIM 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
COLORADO:

LAST SEASON: 41-35-6, 88 points. Missed postseason.

COACH: Joe Sacco, 4th season with Avalanche, 114-109-23.

ADDED: RW P.A. Parenteau, C John Mitchell, D Greg Zanon

LOST: C Peter Mueller, C Jay McClement, C Joakim Lindstrom.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Gabriel Landeskog. The Avalanche believe so highly in the 20-year-old that they made him the youngest captain in NHL history. Landeskog is coming off a stellar season in which he won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.

OUTLOOK: The Avs will have plenty of scoring punch - even more if they can sign restricted free-agent center Ryan O'Reilly - but to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons will largely depend on the play of goaltender Semyon Varlamov. He had a 2.59 goals-against average in his first season in Colorado after being acquired from Washington for a first-round pick. The Avs expect big things out of the young netminder.

PHOENIX:

LAST SEASON: 42-27-13, 97 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Western Conference Finals.

COACH: Dave Tippett, 4th season with Coyotes, 125-78-33; 9th overall, 406-234-98 in NHL.

ADDED: LW Steve Sullivan, D Zbynek Michalek, RW David Moss.

LOST: LW Ray Whitney, LW Taylor Pyatt, D Adrian Aucoin, C Daymond Langkow, D Michal Rozsival.

PLAYER TO WATCH: G Mike Smith. The shaggy-haired goalie known as Smitty proved to be a more-than-capable No. 1 goalie in his first full season on the job, winning 28 games with eight shutouts and a 2.21 goals-against average. With the confidence of last season's deep playoff run, he could be a Vezina Trophy candidate.

OUTLOOK: The Coyotes should be brimming with confidence after winning their first division title and reaching the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise. With the core of last year's roster back, they should be position to get the lockout-shortened season off to a good start and be able to sustain it toward another possible deep run in the playoffs.

PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLORADO-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Avalanche-Coyotes Preview* ===========================

By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Colorado (15-24-7) at Phoenix (20-18-8), 10:00 p.m. EDT

The Phoenix Coyotes are officially eliminated from playoff contention, but they still want to finish the season on a positive note.

Hosting the Western Conference-worst Colorado Avalanche could help the Coyotes do that.

Phoenix will try to win its fifth straight in this series and extend its home point streak over the Avs to 12 on Friday night in its final game at Jobing.com Arena this season.

With Minnesota defeating Los Angeles 2-1 on Tuesday, the Coyotes (20-18-8) were officially knocked out of playoff contention for the first time in four seasons. It was a disappointing result for a club that advanced to its first conference finals a year ago, but that didn't stop the Coyotes from giving their best on Wednesday when they defeated playoff-bound San Jose 2-1.

Captain Shane Doan picked up his first points in eight games by setting up first-period goals by Michael Stone and Keith Yandle.

"I know everybody's disappointed and that room is as disappointed as everybody else, but I know the leadership that Shane Doan has and he's not going to let this team back off," said coach Dave Tippett, whose team closes at Anaheim on Saturday.

"I wasn't worried about our commitment to playing hard tonight or whether we were going to go through the motions."

Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith plans on giving it his all the final two games.

"... we don't like to be in the situation we're in, but there's two ways to look at it: go out there and feel sorry for yourself and just get through a game or you could show some pride and play like we did tonight," he said.

"It was a nice way to get a win."

Having Smith in net could help the Coyotes extend their 9-0-2 run at home against the Avs (15-24-7). After making a season-high 41 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory in Denver on Feb. 11, Smith returned from a six-game injury absence on April 6 to make 24 saves in a 4-0 home win. He is 8-1-1 with a 1.41 goals-against average against the Avs, and the Coyotes have won four straight at home in this series.

That doesn't bode well for an Avalanche team that's a league-worst 3-16-4 on the road. Colorado, loser of 16 of 17 outside Denver following Tuesday's 3-1 defeat at St. Louis, will miss the playoffs for a third straight season, but it will likely avoid finishing with the league's worst record. Florida would have to win its final two games and the Avs lose their last two in regulation in order for Colorado to have the best odds of securing the first overall pick in Monday's draft lottery.

Avs left wing Cody McLeod probably wishes this season wasn't coming to an end. Five of his eight goals have come in the last five games, and he has a chance to find the back of the net in a career-best three straight.

"I got bumped up to (Ryan) O'Reilly's line," McLeod said, explaining his recent surge. "I guess you're going to get more chances playing with them, and I've just been going to the net and kind of getting rewarded."

Doan, who has team bests with three goals and five points in the season series, has 12 points in his last 10 home games versus Colorado.


Last Updated: 10/1/2014 5:24:25 PM EST


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