Game 43 Preview: Ottawa Senators (19-18-7) vs. Colorado Avalanche (26-12-4)

Jan 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy on his bench in the first period against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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 GiguereYou can read more about it hereColorado’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

Team Leaders:

Points:

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson, 39
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 38

Goals:

Ottawa Senators: Bobby Ryan, 18
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 16

Assists:

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson, 29
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 22

Penalty Minutes:

Ottawa Senators: Chris Neil, 99
Colorado Avalanche: Cody McLeod, 80

Shots on Goal:

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson, 135
Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene, 122

Topics: Colorado Avalanche

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