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Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Colorado Avalanche takes on the Pittsburgh Penguins on 4/5/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins face off today. The Colorado Avalanche has a record of 49.0-14.0 this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins is 41.0-19.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Colorado Avalanche Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Colorado Avalanche into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.71%, which is below average.

Opponents take 31.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Colorado Avalanche Team Offense Preview

They score 2.8 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 25.42% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 35.4 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are average in their shot quality.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Pittsburgh Penguins into 2.5 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.55%, which is above average.

Opponents take 30.5 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

Pittsburgh Penguins 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 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 22.02% of their shots on the power play.

They take 34.6 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

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 39.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 24 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 51 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 75 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 12.1% 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 46.0 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 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 50 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 9.0% 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 32.0 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 47 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 82 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 15.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Players to Watch for Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 21.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 53 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 60 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

John Marino D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 23 assists this season. This puts him at 24 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 1.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brian Dumoulin D

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 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 4

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