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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 12/8/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



COLORADO (20-7-0-0, 40 pts.) at VANCOUVER (16-10-0-5, 37 pts.)
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Sunday, 12/8/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
9COLORADO+120Ov 5,-130+135Ov 5,-135
10VANCOUVER-140Un 5,+110-155Un 5,+115
COLORADO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games20-7-0+11.620-7+11.611-
Team Stats (Road Games)10-3-0+7.910-3+7.95-72.627.82.231.2
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.63-2+0.61-32.426.43.431.2
COLORADO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)27812331234679610.2%831315.7%132
Team Stats (Road Games)13348149323629.4%46715.2%57
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512362121329.1%1600.0%17
Stats Against (All Games) 62162125028587.2%841619.0%113
Stats Against (Road Games) 2961013004057.2%44818.2%53
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 177280115610.9%14535.7%28
COLORADO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)8824423194.7%07-1+7.17-1-0+73-5
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Road Games)6618217294.5%05-1+5.15-1-0+52-4
JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)4411110191.0%03-1+23-1-0+22-2
SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)201961256592.3%013-6+4.513-6-0+48-9
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)8722320491.5%05-2+2.85-2-0+33-3
SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)4411810589.0%02-2-0.12-2-001-2

VANCOUVER - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games16-15-0-1.116-15-1.19-152.732.82.628.1
Team Stats (Home Games)6-8-0-4.66-8-4.62-102.535.72.326.8
Last 5 Games4-1-0+2.84-1+2.82-
VANCOUVER Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)31832235206210188.2%1011514.9%143
Team Stats (Home Games)14358169215007.0%56712.5%58
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5162941016010.0%15533.3%27
Stats Against (All Games) 80262524568729.2%1021110.8%141
Stats Against (Home Games) 3210613323758.5%4349.3%55
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12363001647.3%16212.5%22
VANCOUVER - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
EDDIE LACK (All Games)7616915491.1%03-3+0.13-3-0+12-2
EDDIE LACK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)43817491.4%01-2-1.21-2-0-11-1
ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)262570064191.6%113-12-1.313-12-007-13
ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)141437434492.0%16-8-4.66-8-0-42-10
ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)4311911193.3%03-0+33-0-0+31-2
Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.16,  VANCOUVER 3.17
COLORADO - Schedule
11/12/2013at CAROLINA1-2L0, -150L5 ovU
11/14/2013at ST LOUIS3-7L0, +135L5 ovO
11/16/2013FLORIDA1-4L0, -220L5.5 unU
11/19/2013CHICAGO5-1W0, +115W5.5 ovO
11/21/2013at PHOENIX4-3W0, +115W5.5 ovO
11/23/2013at LOS ANGELES1-0W0, +140W5 ovU
11/27/2013ST LOUIS1-4L0, +110L5.5 unU
11/29/2013at MINNESOTA3-1W0, +100W5 unU
11/30/2013MINNESOTA3-2W0, -135W5 unP
12/5/2013at EDMONTON2-8L0, -145L5.5 unO
12/6/2013at CALGARY3-2W0, -130W5.5 unU
12/8/2013at VANCOUVER 
12/12/2013at WINNIPEG 
12/17/2013at DALLAS 

VANCOUVER - Schedule
11/14/2013SAN JOSE1-2L0, +100L5 ovU
11/17/2013DALLAS1-2L0, -150L5.5 unU
11/19/2013FLORIDA2-3L0, -215L5 ovP
11/22/2013COLUMBUS6-2W0, -240W5 ovO
11/23/2013CHICAGO1-2L0, +100L5.5 unU
11/25/2013LOS ANGELES2-3L0, -120L5 unP
11/28/2013at OTTAWA5-2W0, -140W5.5 unO
11/30/2013at NY RANGERS2-5L0, -125L5 evO
12/1/2013at CAROLINA3-2W0, -130W5 ovP
12/3/2013at NASHVILLE3-1W0, -145W5 ovU
12/6/2013PHOENIX3-2W0, -140W5.5 unU
12/17/2013at MINNESOTA 
12/19/2013at DALLAS 
COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Patrick Roy's fiery personality is already rubbing off on the Colorado Avalanche.
Just the other day in a scrimmage, captain Gabriel Landeskog mixed it up along the boards with Steve Downie. That feistiness is precisely what the new coach wants to see from a team that's missed the playoffs three straight seasons.
Roy is preaching a simple message: Take care of the little things on the ice, such as clearing loose pucks in front of the net.
Roy has some help, too, with former teammate Joe Sakic stepping into a broader role in the front office this season and handling the day-to-day hockey operations.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Like it or not, there is a new culture in Vancouver.
Whether the new atmosphere surrounding the Canucks leads the franchise to its long-awaited first Stanley Cup championship remains to be seen.
But coach John Tortorella is sure going to try.
Following five division championships, two Presidents trophies, for the league's most points, and a Stanley Cup finals appearance in seven years under Alain Vigneault, Vancouver brass determined the Canucks needed a tougher voice. So Vigneault, the franchise leader in wins, was fired May 22 and replaced by John Tortorella, himself fired by the New York Rangers May 29.
Tortorella comes with an edge - he can be hard on the media, and often calls out his players in press conferences - but he wins, and that's what Vancouver needs. He won a Stanley Cup in 2004 behind Tampa Bay's bench, and took the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals in 2012.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLORADO-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Avalanche-Canucks Preview* ===========================


Colorado (20-7-0) at Vancouver (16-10-5), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Colorado Avalanche are playing much better away from home under first-year coach Patrick Roy after finishing with the fewest road victories in the NHL last season.

The Avalanche will look to end an eight-game losing streak in Vancouver when they visit the Canucks on Sunday night.

Colorado (20-7-0) finished the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign with a 4-16-4 road mark, but the team has turned it around this season, improving to 10-3-0 on the road with Friday's 3-2 win at Calgary.

Maxime Talbot scored his first goal in 16 games since being acquired from Philadelphia on Oct. 31, then assisted on P.A. Parenteau's goal 54 seconds later in the second period that turned out to be the winner.

"I'm so happy for Max. When you score, you feel such relief," Roy said. "He's been playing hard."

Talbot was happy to put that burden behind him.

"It's about time. I waited a lot of games for this," he said. "After this goal, you have 50 pounds off your shoulders."

Rookie Nathan MacKinnon added a goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves as Colorado bounced back after allowing a season high for goals in a tough 8-2 loss at Edmonton. The Avs have won six of eight overall.

"It was very important," Giguere said. "We needed to respond the right way, show everybody that we're human, the same as anyone else. We might lose some games where we didn't play well, but we're able to bounce back the next game. I thought we played a terrific."

The loss to the Oilers is the only blemish over the last five road games for Colorado, which hasn't won in Vancouver since a 4-3 shootout victory April 6, 2010.

The Canucks (16-10-5) had lost five of six at home before Chris Higgins scored in overtime to lift them over Phoenix 3-2 on Friday. They've won three straight overall, but they blew a two-goal lead before Higgins was able to help salvage two points.

Henrik Sedin and Jason Garrison scored in the second period.

"It's lesson learned for sitting back in the third period," Higgins said. "It came back to bite us. I don't think we played in their end enough in the third, weren't good on the forecheck all night, but we battled back."

While coach John Tortorella will gladly take the victory, he saw plenty that concerned him.

"I am happy we won, but I can't stand the way we won," Tortorella said. "We have to get out of this situation of not finishing games - because we are going nowhere until we do.

"I just don't think we're a good situational team right now, and that onus falls on me as a coach. I need to continue to teach that until it turns into an instinct for us."

Roberto Luongo made 37 saves and is 4-3-3 with a 2.21 goals-against average over his last 10 starts, allowing fewer than three goals eight times. He's been even better against Colorado in recent years, going 11-0-2 with a 2.06 GAA.

Giguere made 24 saves in the last meeting with Vancouver on April 13, helping the Avalanche end a 10-game overall losing streak in the series with a 4-3 win. Colorado, though, could go back to regular starter Semyon Varlamov in this contest.

Varlamov is 0-7-1 with a 2.80 GAA in seven starts and one relief appearance against the Canucks.

Last Updated: 6/24/2018 11:29:29 AM EST

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