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Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/9/2022

The Colorado Avalanche takes on the Edmonton Oilers on 4/9/2022 at 09:05 PM.

Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers face off today. The Colorado Avalanche has a record of 51.0-14.0 this season. The Edmonton Oilers is 42.0-25.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Colorado Avalanche Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Colorado Avalanche into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.74%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Colorado Avalanche Team Offense Preview

They score 2.9 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.9 goals per game in power play situations. They are punishing opponents that commit penalties. Thus far, they have had 3.4 power play opportunities per game this season, they do a good job drawing penalties or they happen to draw reckless opponents. This means that they score on 25.21% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 35.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and their shot quality is rather decent.

Edmonton Oilers Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.4 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Edmonton Oilers into 3.1 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.48%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Edmonton Oilers Team Offense Preview




They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 25.71% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 33.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average in their shot quality.

The Colorado Avalanche Roster

The Players to Watch for Colorado Avalanche

Cale Makar D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 42.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 25 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 52 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 77 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Devon Toews D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 47.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 13 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 40 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 53 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikko Rantanen RW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 33.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 35 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 51 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 86 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Players to Watch for Edmonton Oilers

Darnell Nurse D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 24 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 32 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Leon Draisaitl C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 20.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 50 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 51 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 101 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 20.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Connor McDavid C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 42 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 66 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 108 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 1 Edmonton Oilers 2

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