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Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks, January 26th 2016
NHL Starting Goalies
- Colorado Avalanche -> Calvin Pickard
Pickard allowed 2 goals on 21 shots in Colorado’s loss in Columbus on January 16th. Pickard is 2-1-0 with a 2.40 goals against average and .922 save percentage this season.
Calvin Pickard is currently 2-1-0, with a 2.40 goals against average, .922 save percentage along with one shutout
- San Jose Sharks -> Martin Jones
Martin Jones stopped 30 of 33 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Jones is now 2-2-0 against his former team. He gave up the tying goal to Vincent Lecavalier with only 13 seconds remaining in the game. Jones has his streak of six consecutive wins snapped and will now look to start a new streak Tuesday night against the Avalanche.
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Colorado currently ranks 7th overall in scoring with 2.7 goals per game and 19th in goals against as they allow 2.7 per contest. Remarkably the Avs rank 9th with the man advantage as they score on 20 percent of their power play chances and stand 19th in penalty killing as they successfully kill off 80.4% of their shorthanded situations.
The Avalanche will try for a season-high fifth straight win in the second game of a three-game road trip tonight, while the Sharks conclude a span of six of seven at home having finally developed some confidence in their own building.
Disgustingly the Sharks rank 23rd in goals allowed, giving up 2.7 goals a night. San Jose ranks 5th in the league with the man advantage as they turn over 21.3% of their power play chances. The Sharks currently rank 23rd in the league in the penalty killing department, as they kill off 79.3 percent of their shorthanded situations.
Martin Jones, whose six-game winning streak came to an end Sunday, is 3-1-0 against the Avalanche despite a 3.46 goals against average.
Money Line Odds
- Colorado: (+160)
- San Jose: (-170)
Game Total Odds
- Over 5.5 (+100)
- Under 5.5 (-120)
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