Colorado Avalanche 23-10-2, 48 points:
The Colorado Avalanche are coming off of a shootout loss in Los Angeles to the Kings as they fell, 3-2. The Avs would however manage to get a point in the game as they came back from a 2-0 deficit. Colorado will still be in the state of California as they will play the San Jose Sharks who are 22-8-6 with 50 points.
What: Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks
When: Monday, December 23rd.
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Time: 10:30 PM ET, 8:30 PM ET
TV: Altitude Sports
Projected Starting Goaltenders:
Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov 16-8-2, 2.35 GAA, .925% save percentage.
San Jose Sharks: Antti Niemi: 18-7-6, 3.21 GAA, .913% save percentage.
The Colorado Avalanche are 1-2-1 in their past four road games as they look to get back on track in the win column. This is the first of four meetings between the Avs and Sharks this season, last time these two met up was March 10th of last season as Matt Duchene gave the Avalanche the 3-2 overtime win.
Player To Watch For:
Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov: 3-0-2 in last five games with 1.91 GAA. 2-3-1 with 3.40 GAA against San Jose.
San Jose Sharks: Joe Thornton: Two goals and 11 points during 10-game point streak against Colorado.
Last Ten Games:
Colorado Avalanche: 4-4-2
San Jose Sharks: 4-5-1
Denver Nuggets 14-12:
The Denver Nuggets are coming off of three-straight losses to host the Golden State Warriors (15-13) who have one of the best offenses in the league.
What: Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets
When: Monday, December 23rd
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Time: 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports
Expect a lot of boo’s for former Nugget Andre Iguodala who makes his return to the Pepsi Center Monday night. The forward would leave the Nuggets after just one season, heading to the team that defeated them in the first-round of the Western Conference playoffs. Wilson Chandler on the other hand has been reliable for the Nuggets both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. In the teams last five games, Chandler has averaged 16.6 points per game after head coach Brian Shaw urged the forward to shoot more. Chandler has also accumulated 5.4 rebounds, adding one steal a game.
Golden State Warriors: None.
Projected Starting Line-Ups:
Golden State Warriors:
PG: Stephen Curry
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: Andre Iguodala
PF: David Lee
C: Andrew Bogut
PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Wilson Chandler
PF: J.J. Hickson
C: Timofey Mozgov