The Colorado Avalanche (26-12-4) look to avenge their loss to the Calgary Flames as the Ottawa Senators come to town. Ottawa will be getting a key player back in Jason Spezza while the team is on a five-game winning streak. Spezza has 11 goals and 19 assists in 39 games.
What: Game 43: Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche
When: Wednesday, January 8th
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Time: 9:30 PM ET, 7:30 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports
These two teams haven’t met since October 13th, 2011 and the Avalanche would dominate the match-up. The Avs would defeat the Senators by the final of 7-1. The Avs might see a familiar face in net for the Ottawa Senators in Craig Anderson. Anderson spent a season and a half with the Avalanche from 09′-11. In 2009, Anderson went 38-25 for the Avs spotting a 2.63 goals against average with a save percentage of .917% percent.
The Colorado Avalanche would fall to the Calgary Flames two days ago and Patrick Roy was not happy with the play from his veteran goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. You can read more about it here. Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon is red-hot at the moment, scoring two goals against the San Jose Sharks and most recently against the Calgary Flames. The 18-year-old has six goals and an assist in the teams last five games.
In case you missed it, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene was named to Team Canada’s Olympic Hockey Team. You can also see the full list of the roster as well.
Projected Starting Goaltenders:
Ottawa Senators: Craig Anderson: 14-9-4, 3.16 GAA, .904% save percentage.
Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov: 19-8-4, 2.35 GAA, .927% save percentage.
Last Ten Games:
Ottawa Senators: 6-3-1
Colorado Avalanche: 4-3-3
Ottawa Senators: Bobby Ryan, 18
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 16
Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson, 29
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 22
Shots on Goal:
Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson, 135
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 122