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Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 5/23/2022

The Colorado Avalanche takes on the St. Louis Blues on 5/23/2022 at 08:30 PM.

Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues face off today. The Colorado Avalanche has a record of 56.0-19.0 this season. The St. Louis Blues is 49.0-22.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Colorado Avalanche 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 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Colorado Avalanche into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.66%, which is average.

Opponents take 32.0 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 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. 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 24.01% of their shots on the power play.

They take 35.0 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are average in their shot quality.

St. Louis Blues Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.4 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 St. Louis Blues into 2.7 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.09%, which is above average.

Opponents take 31.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

St. Louis Blues 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 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 26.97% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.4 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are among the most efficient shooting teams in the NHL.

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 48.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 28 goals this season, which is makes him a strong scoring threat and he has 58 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 11.7% 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 52.0 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 44 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 57 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.2% 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 35.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 36 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 56 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 92 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The St. Louis Blues Roster

The Players to Watch for St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko 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 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 29 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 35 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Justin Faulk D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 41.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 16 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 31 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 47 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 9.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan O’Reilly C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 11.0 this season. He has scored 21 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 37 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 58 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 12.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 1 St. Louis Blues 4

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