|41||COLORADO||+120||Ov 5.5,+110||+130||Ov 5.5,+115|
|42||DALLAS||-140||Un 5.5,-130||-150||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16-21-0||-3.9||16-21||-3.9||21-15||3.3||32.1||3.2||33.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.1||3-2||-0.1||1-4||2.4||39.4||1.8||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||232||56||79||94||3||16||2419||9.6%||259||57||22.0%||381|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||37||122||30||43||48||1||8||1189||10.3%||124||30||24.2%||202|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||4||5||0||3||197||6.1%||15||2||13.3%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||21||60||17||18||25||0||5||697||8.6%||84||16||19.0%||102|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||224||58||74||80||12||17||2298||9.7%||253||57||22.5%||375|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||120||31||35||48||6||10||1234||9.7%||137||27||19.7%||202|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||0||5||4||0||2||147||6.1%||11||2||18.2%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||62||19||16||24||3||7||659||9.4%||74||17||23.0%||102|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (All Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||30||26||809||734||90.7%||2||13-13||-2.3||13-13-0||-2||15-11|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Road Games)||16||14||473||431||91.1%||0||7-7||+0.4||7-7-0||+1||9-5|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (vs. Division)||7||6||182||164||90.1%||0||2-4||-3.2||2-4-0||-3||3-3|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||106||97.2%||2||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||0-4|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||47||47||1438||1308||91.0%||2||19-28||-14.6||19-28-0||-14||22-24|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)||23||23||730||663||90.8%||1||9-14||-4.3||9-14-0||-3||12-10|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (vs. Division)||15||15||470||433||92.1%||0||7-8||-1.9||7-8-0||-2||4-11|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||128||114||89.1%||0||1-3||-3.1||1-3-0||-3||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22-15-0||+0.8||22-15||+0.8||14-21||2.8||32.8||2.3||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.4||3-2||-0.4||1-3||2.6||36.2||1.6||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||185||36||78||65||6||11||2212||8.4%||188||36||19.1%||310|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||37||105||19||49||35||2||7||1213||8.7%||100||20||20.0%||176|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||7||4||0||2||181||7.2%||14||2||14.3%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||22||64||13||26||24||1||5||646||9.9%||52||12||23.1%||106|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||180||50||58||66||6||17||2307||7.8%||217||38||17.5%||301|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||85||25||27||30||3||8||1160||7.3%||103||16||15.5%||140|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||4||2||1||1||1||143||5.6%||11||2||18.2%||13|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||54||12||17||23||2||6||745||7.2%||68||11||16.2%||91|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||42||41||1225||1142||93.2%||5||25-16||+5||25-16-0||+4||12-22|
|BEN BISHOP (Home Games)||24||24||720||673||93.5%||5||16-8||+4.6||16-8-0||+5||9-13|
|BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)||14||13||379||353||93.1%||1||8-5||+1.9||8-5-0||+2||2-6|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||93||97.9%||1||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|LANDON BOW (All Games)||2||0||19||18||94.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LANDON BOW (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LANDON BOW (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LANDON BOW (Last 4 Games)||2||0||19||18||94.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||35||32||1047||968||92.5%||3||13-19||-7||13-19-0||-5||9-21|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||14||13||433||403||93.1%||0||6-7||-3.7||6-7-0||-3||5-8|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||10||9||360||338||93.9%||0||4-5||-0.8||4-5-0||0||4-5|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||118||111||94.1%||0||0-3||-5.2||0-3-0||-5||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.12, DALLAS 3.1|
|2/22/2019||at CHICAGO||5-3||W||0, -135||W||7 ev||O|
|2/23/2019||at NASHVILLE||5-0||W||0, +170||W||6.5 un||U|
|2/25/2019||FLORIDA||3-4||L||0, -145||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/27/2019||VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, -185||W||6.5 un||U|
|3/1/2019||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +140||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/3/2019||at ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||DETROIT||4-3||W||0, -250||W||6.5 ev||O|
|3/7/2019||at DALLAS||0-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||BUFFALO||3-0||W||0, -145||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/11/2019||CAROLINA||0-3||L||0, -105||L||6 ov||U|
|3/15/2019||ANAHEIM||3-5||L||0, -210||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/17/2019||NEW JERSEY||3-0||W||0, -270||W||6 ov||U|
|3/19/2019||at MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2019||at DALLAS|| |
|3/24/2019||at CHICAGO|| |
|4/1/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/23/2019||CAROLINA||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2019||at CHICAGO||4-3||W||0, -110||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/26/2019||at VEGAS||1-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2019||at LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|3/2/2019||at ST LOUIS||4-1||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||P|
|3/5/2019||NY RANGERS||1-0||W||0, -200||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/7/2019||COLORADO||4-0||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, -185||L||7 un||U|
|3/12/2019||at BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2019||at MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|3/15/2019||VEGAS||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/17/2019||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -240||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2019||FLORIDA||4-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/25/2019||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/27/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|3/28/2019||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/30/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. |
LOST to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old center is coming off a season in which he had 39 goals and 58 assists. His 97 total points were the most by an Avalanche player since Hall of Famer-turned-general manager Joe Sakic recorded 100 in 2006-07. "His skill level is unbelievable," said Grubauer, who was acquired in a trade with Washington in June. "He can make a difference out there."
OUTLOOK: Not much was expected of the Avalanche this time a year ago. With good reason ' they were coming off a 48-point season. They won't be overlooked again after clinching a playoff spot during their final game of the season, before losing to the Predators in the first round. The line of captain Gabriel Landeskog, MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen was put together on Oct. 28 and combined for 225 points in the final 72 games. "We have to remember how much hard work we put into that and know we aren't going to catch anybody sleeping," Landeskog said. "Everybody knows we're a good team and here to stay."
|DALLAS: LAST SEASON: 42-32-8. Sixth in Central Division.
COACH: Jim Montgomery (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: LW Blake Comeau, RW Valeri Nichushkin, D Roman Polak, G Anton Khudobin.
LOST: F Antoine Roussel, F Curtis McKenzie. D Dan Hamhuis, D Greg Pateryn, G Kari Lehtonen.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Five-time All-Star center Tyler Seguin won't have to answer questions about his future in Dallas. The 26-year-old Seguin, who could have been an unrestricted free agent after this season, should be free from distractions after signing a nearly $80 million, eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season. Seguin had a career-high 40 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: Montgomery makes the jump from the college ranks (University of Denver), where he had an offensive team. As a first-time NHL
COACH, he has the prolific scoring duo of Seguin and 29-year-old team captain Jamie Benn (signed through 2024-25) on a line with Alexander Radulov. But the Stars have to get more consistent scoring outside of that top line. On defense, John Klingberg led all NHL defensemen with 59 assists last season, and Marc Methot is healthy after being limited 36 games in his Dallas debut. Only a late slide kept the Stars out of the playoffs last season ' they missed the postseason for the eighth time in 10 seasons.
|Avalanche strive to avenge recent loss to Stars|
The Colorado Avalanche would rather forget their last trip to Dallas three weeks ago. Stars forward Alexander Radulov had a hat trick, Ben Bishop shut them out and they left town having lost their captain for the rest of the regular season.
That 4-0 loss on March 7 also hurt Colorado's playoff drive, but heading into Thursday's matchup in Dallas the Avalanche have a renewed optimism. They are coming off two wins, including a 3-1 victory in Minnesota that closed the gap in the Western Conference wild-card race.
Colorado (32-29-12, 76 points) is two points behind Arizona for the second wild card and can help itself by beating the streaking Stars. Dallas (38-29-6, 82 points) has gone 7-2-1 in its last 10 games and is only two points behind St. Louis for third place in the Central Division.
With nine games left for both teams the stakes are increasingly higher, and health is always a concern. While the Avalanche won't have third-leading scorer Gabriel Landeskog out there due to an upper-body injury suffered against Dallas, the Stars got Bishop back in their 4-2 win against Florida on Tuesday night.
Bishop had missed the two previous games with a lower-body injury after leaving a win over Minnesota on March 14. He told the Dallas Morning News he was hurt late in the first period of that game, gave it a go in the second but ultimately took himself out for precautionary reasons.
"You've got to think more big picture than that particular instance," Bishop said. "It's something that was lingering there. You don't want to end up making it way worse and missing two, three weeks. You'd rather get out of there, take care of it and make it short-term instead of obviously taking the risk of the bigger picture, which is more important."
Colorado wouldn't mind if he took Thursday off after his 31-save shutout in the teams' last meeting. The Avalanche have been shut out twice in the last six games but are now riding a two-game winning streak. Philipp Grubauer has seemingly taken the reigns as the No. 1 goaltender, although coach Jared Bednar never reveals his starting goalie until game day.
Grubauer had 22 saves in a shutout win over New Jersey on Sunday and followed that with a 36-save performance against the Wild. Colorado has also gotten some better play from defenseman Tyson
Barrie (three goals in the last two games) and scoring from someone other than Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen.
Bednar said the team needs to sustain the intensity shown against Minnesota.
"That's the type of consistency in our game from start to finish that we're looking for that you need this time of year to win games," he said after the win over the Wild. "If we can repeat that performance another nine times, then I believe we're going to be great. It's hard to do, though. We've been trying to repeat that performance all year and we've been a little up and down, so we've got to remember the feeling."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 4/21/2019 9:41:51 PM EST|