Photo: flickr eric mafue Writer: Jimmy Gold
The Minnesota Wild find themselves in familiar territory at Pepsi Center as they take on an interdivisional rival, the Colorado Avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche are coming off a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Matt Duchene had a big night with 1 goals and 2 assists. Gabriel Landeskog scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Gabriel Landeskog is in the top five in points for his team this year. Mikhail Grigorenko scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Erik Johnson scored in the overtime period. Matt Nieto picked up an assist in the second period. Mark Barberio had an assist. The Minnesota Wild have not played since Tuesday.
It looks like Calvin Pickard will get the call in this one. He was bad in his most recent game, posting a 0.889 save percentage. In Calvin Pickard's last 3 appearances, he has posted a 0.868 save percentage.
Devan Dubnyk is expected to get the call here. In Dubnyk's latest appearance, he faced 30 shots and allowed 3 goals. When playing away from home last season he posted a 0-9-0 record with a 0.928 save percentage.
The Colorado Avalanche are 13-25-2 when playing at home this season. The Minnesota Wild have gone 20-13-6 on the road. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 8-19 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Minnesota Wild have gone 16-12 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. Avalanche have gone 10-23 when taking on winning teams.
Colorado Avalanche should have enough firepower to come away with a victory.
Game Time: 9:05 PM ET
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