Photo: flickr dinur Writer: Jimmy Gold
Two Western Central teams match-up on Saturday as the Colorado Avalanche face the Dallas Stars. In their latest game, the Colorado Avalanche lost 3-4 to the Minnesota Wild. Tyson Jost scored once for the Colorado Avalanche. Tyson Jost has been solid this year with 1 total points. Francois Beauchemin scored in the second period. Matt Nieto scored in the third period. The Colorado Avalanche have not played since Thursday.
It looks like Antti Niemi will get the call in this one. He was bad in his most recent game, posting a 0.75 save percentage. Antti Niemi posted a 10-4-0 record and 0.91 SV% when playing at home last season.
Jeremy Smith is expected to get the call here. In his latest game, he was great, allowing 1 goals. Smith has been poor over his last 3 games, posting a 0.853 save percentage.
The Dallas Stars are 21-13-6 when playing at home this season. The Colorado Avalanche have been not up to par when playing on the road with a 9-29-1 record. The Dallas Stars have gone 8-20 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Colorado Avalanche have gone 8-20 when playing Western-Central opponents this season.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. We will go with the Colorado Avalanche in this match-up.
Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
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