Avalanche at Blues 12/14/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 8:59 AM ET

Avalanche at Blues 12/14/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Colorado Avalanche look to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Colorado lost its last outing 6-4 to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. In the loss, Mikko Rantanen kept up his torrid scoring with one goal and three assists for the Avalanche. Rantanen leads the NHL in scoring and has scored at least one point in 12 consecutive games.

St. Louis will be looking for its second straight victory after defeating the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday. The Blues scored four goals in the third period capped off by Brayden Schenn’s goal at the 16:05 mark to give the Blues the win. David Perron scored two goals and Ivan Barbashev scored the other St. Louis goal. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado in goals scored with 20. Mikko Rantanen is the assists leader with 39 and points leader with 52. Goalie Semyon Varlamov is 10-7-3 and has a 2.71 goals against average and .916 save percentage. Colorado is 4th in goals scored at 3.61 and 16th in goals against at 3.00.

Ryan O’Reilly leads the Blues in goals scored with 12, in assists with 17 and points scored with 29. Goalie Jake Allen is 9-8-4 with a goals against average of 3.11 and save percentage of .899. St. Louis is 21st in goals scored per game at 2.83 and 25th in goals against at 3.31.

Colorado has not had much success of late against St. Louis but is having a much better season than the Blues. The Avalanche has won 6 of its last 8 against Western Conference teams and 5 of its last 7 versus teams with a losing record. The Blues has lost 5 of the last 7 at home and each of the lost 5 following a win. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win 5-2.

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