The COLORADO and the VANCOUVER will both be gunning for a victory on 11/2/2018 at 10:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
COLORADO AVALANCHE vs VANCOUVER CANUCKS
When: 10:00 PM ET, Friday, November 2, 2018
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
|53||COLORADO||0 (-110)||6 -110
TV: 10:05 PM
PREDICTION: VANCOUVER , COLORADO
Oddsmakers currently have the COLORADO listed as -120-moneyline favorites versus the VANCOUVER, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks hope to conclude their four-game homestand with a third straight victory when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Vancouver, which will embark on a six-game road trip following the contest, were blanked by Pittsburgh in the opener of its string at Rogers Arena before defeating Minnesota and Chicago.
Jake Virtanen is heating up for the Canucks as he has scored three goals in his last two games, including two Wednesday for his first career multi-tally performance in the 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks. The 22-year-old right wing is halfway toward matching his career high in goals as he has recorded five in 14 games after registering 10 in 75 contests last season. Colorado looks to salvage the finale of its three-game road trip after self-destructing in Thursday’s 6-5 loss at Calgary. The Avalanche, who began the trek Saturday with a one-goal setback in Minnesota, carried a 4-1 lead into the third period but surrendered five consecutive tallies en route to the defeat.
TV: 10 p.m. ET, NHL Network; Altitude (Colorado), Sportsnet Pacific (Vancouver)
ABOUT THE AVALANCHE (7-4-2): Colorado was staked to a 2-0 lead Thursday by a pair of youngsters as Vladislav Kamenev and Sheldon Dries each scored his first career goal. The 22-year-old Kamenev set up a tally versus the Wild for his first point in 12 NHL contests while the 24-year-old Dries, who also notched an assist against the Flames, made his league debut in the season opener and appeared in three additional games without recording a point before being sent to the American Hockey League’s Colorado Eagles. Colin Wilson joined Dries on Thursday with a goal and an assist after being kept off the scoresheet in eight consecutive contests.
ABOUT THE CANUCKS (8-6-0): Brendan Gaunce made an impact in his season debut Wednesday, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal while also notching an assist. The 24-year-old center, who was the 26th overall pick in the 2012 draft, registered five tallies and seven assists in his first 114 NHL contests. Elias Pettersson, a 19-year-old Swedish center who was drafted fifth overall in 2017, was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October after collecting seven goals and three assists in eight games.
1. Canucks RW Brock Boeser is off to a slow start with two goals after netting 29 last season, but both have been game-winners.
2. Colorado RW Mikko Rantanen, who leads the league with 21 points, was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for October after notching five goals and 16 assists in 12 contests.
3. Vancouver recalled Jalen Chatfield from Utica of the AHL and assigned fellow D Guillaume Brisebois to the Comets.
PREDICTION: Canucks 3, Avalanche 2