The Colorado Avalanche were the top seed in the Western Conference and they showed their full power in Game 1 against the Predators. Still, Nashville has seen success in the regular season against the Avalanche and will have their chances when these two meet again at Ball Center in Denver, CO, on May 5, 2022.
- Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, First Round, Game 2
- Date – 5/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Center, Denver, CO
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche came were considered the top contender to win the Stanley Cup entering the season but they didn’t have much success in the first two months of the season.
As the season progressed, the Avalanche took their form on another level and were the best team in the league for the second part of the season. That brought them to the top of the Western Conference with the second-best record in the entire NHL.
The Avalanche proved their strength in the series opener taking a 5-0 lead in the opening period against the Predators for a final 7-2 win. Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals in the victory.
Colorado has gone 56-19-7 overall with a 14-5-3 record against the Central Division. The Avalanche have gone 50-4-4 when scoring three or more goals.
Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Artturi Lehkonen has scored six goals with one assist over the last 10 games.
The Avalanche are 4-5-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Colorado Avalanche News
Ryan Murray will not play for Colorado tonight.
Nashville Predators Stats & Form
The Nashville Predators barely made it to the Playoffs and run on the best team in the Western Conference in the opening round.
Unfortunately for them, the Predators were destroyed in Game 1 before even they realized the game has started. Being 5-0 down after the opening 20 minutes was a point of no return and all they could do is survive the game and focus on the next one.
Nashville has a 45-30-7 record overall and a 15-7-1 record in Central Division play. The Predators have gone 16-7-2 in games their opponents commit more penalties.
Roman Josi has 23 goals and 73 assists for the Predators. Matt Duchene has seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games.
The Predators are 3-5-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.3 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 4.9 goals per game.
Nashville Predators News
Juuse Saros and Jeremy Lauzon will not be in the lineup for Nashville for Game 2 of the series against the Avalanche.
Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Head-to-Head Stats
The Colorado Avalanche have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Nashville Predators.
Six of the last seven games between these two rivals have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche are favorites to defeat the Nashville Predators with the odds at -233 for their win while the odds for the Oilers’ win are at 450. The draw is set at 470.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with both ways at -110.
The Colorado Avalanche came into the postseason with one goal and one goal only and that is to win the Stanley Cup. They have a great team who function perfectly together and can defeat anybody in a seven-game series. All that was shown in the first game of the Playoffs in which Colorado defeated Nashville by 7-2. Colorado made the statement in the opening period going 5-0 up which already sealed the deal in the season opener.
The Nashville Predators fought for the last Playoff spot by the end of the regular season and they couldn’t get a tougher first-round opponent than the Avalanche. Despite the tough loss in Game 1, Nashville will not give up and they have a reason to believe they can be competitive against the Avalanche as they defeated Colorado in the last three games before this playoff series started. Anyway, the Avalanche are simply the better team between the two and will add another W in the second game of the series.