Detroit Red Wings are in a series of eight victories in the last ten matches. They are very strong team at home, with 6 victories and 2 defeats. Thanks to that they are the best team of Central Division and the second placed in Western Conference. So far, on their matches were an average of 60.8 shots on goal - 33.2 for and 27.6 against. They played aggressive match against Edmonton in the previous round (6:2) and I expect such trend in the next game, tonight against Colorado Avalanche. Goalie Osgood has been out and Howard, who will play tonight, had GAA 3.69 and .895 Sv%. Forward Kris Draper is also injured.
A contrary expectations, Colorado won the previous match, 5:1 at Columbus, although they have been without a many injured players - goalie Anderson, defenders Foote, Cumiskey, Quincey, Wilson and forwards Mueller, Koci, Van Der Gulik and Galiardi. Avalanche are the best away team in the Western Conference, with 5 victories and 3 defeats. On their matches were an average of 64.8 shots on goal - 33.3 for and 31.5 against. Goalie Budaj had GAA 3.69 and .857 Sv%.
They already played one match against each other this year, one month ago, and Colorado won in Detroit, 5:4 after penalties. There were 66 shots on goal.
I expect similar outcome tonight because both teams are without the first goalies, and players of both teams, knowing that, will shoot at goal many times, that is their way otherwise.
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