Free NHL Predictions For Tonight 1/4/16
LA Kings vs Colorado Avalanche
January 4th 2016
Starting Goalies Tonight
- LA Kings -> Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick has been sensational of late with a 13-2-1 record since November 23. Quick has a 1.75 GAA and a .936 save percentage during the hot streak and the Kings have shot up the standings and lead the Pacific division while sitting second overall in the West
- Colorado Avalanche -> Use this link for today’s starting goalie
LA Kings Preview
LA is potting 2.7 goals per game, while converting on 20.2% of their power play chances.
The Kings have now won five games in a row. For the Kings it starts between the pipes where Jonathan Quick has been red-hot winning 5 consecutive games. He has only allowed 7 goals during the streak.
The beast has awakened in LA, this team is playing such solid hockey right now and don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. It’s not often we get to see the Kings play this type of hockey early ish in the season and quite clear Daryl Sutter wants his teamplaying hard now, rather than at the end of the season trying to squeeze into the playoffs. Something they have done one too may times, costing them a playoff spot.
Colorado Avalanche Preview
Colorado is scoring 2.79 goals per game, while 8th in power play conversions at 20.3%
Semyon Varlamov is an awful 6-9 with a 3.35 goals against average at home, while against the Kings for his career he is 5-5 with a 2.07 goals per game. Colorado ranks 23rd in goals allowed, giving up 2.8 goals per game, and allowing teams to convert on 80% of their power play chances.
I still can’t wrap my finger around it. Is Colorado a bad team or is Patrick Roy a bad coach? I think he blows having no idea what he’s doing. He has solid players on his bench, yet, the plays seem mediocre at best.
I had high expectations for the Avalanche however, those expectations have vanished. At least until Patrick Roy gets fired. Although will Colorado ever fire Patrick Roy? That’s the more important question.
LA Kings vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 1/4/16
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