Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche 10/21/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/20/2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center in Denver
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The Florida Panthers, who are currently last in the NHL in scoring, will go on the road on Tuesday night to take on the Colorado Avalanche. These two teams tied their regular season series 1-1 last year.
The Panthers did well to send their game against the Washington Capitals into overtime with a late third period goal, but they ended up losing 2-1 in the shootout. Florida was 1-for-5 on the power play in that loss and they were only able to get 21 shots on goal.
The Panthers have struggled on offense so far this year, but their defense has done well to only give up two goals per game. Defensemen Brian Campbell and Dylan Olsen lead the team with two assists apiece through five games. Veteran goalie Roberto Luongo has a 1-2-1 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA.
On Saturday, the Avalanche gave up three second-period goals to the Montreal Canadiens and ended up losing 3-2 on the road. Their poor power play continued to struggle by going 0-for-4 in that loss.
The Avalanche are currently near the bottom of the league in both goals per game (1.5) and goals against per game (3.3). Their best offensive player has been center Matt Duchene, who has two goals and an assist through six games. Goaltender Reto Berra has a 1-0-0 record with a 0.73 GAA and a .974 save percentage in three appearances for Colorado.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
Florida Panthers are 1-4-0 Against the Spread
Florida Panthers are 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
Colorado Avalanche are 1-5-0 Against the Spread
Colorado Avalanche are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/18/14 C David Bolland Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
10/18/14 GO Reto Berra Neck "?" Tuesday vs Florida
10/16/14 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin out indefinitely
10/06/14 RW Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Patrick Bordeleau Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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