NHL Preview – Game 22: Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes


Nov 21, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Colorado Avalanche defensemen Erik Johnson (6) skates with the puck in the first period against Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan (19) at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche pulled off another come-from-behind win in their last outing against the Carolina Hurricanes. After trailing 3-1 after the first period, Colorado scored three-unanswered goals to collect their seventh win of the season. Zach Redmond had himself a night, scoring two goals which brought him up to six points on the season. Colorado is on the road tonight as they take on the Arizona Coyotes.

What: NHL Preview – Game 22: Colorado Avalanche (7-9-5, 19 points) vs. Arizona Coyotes (9-11-2, 20 points)
When: Tuesday, November 25th
Where: Gila River Arena (Glendale, Arizona)
Time: 9:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM MST
TV: Altitude Sports

This game is a must-win for Colorado, considering they play the Chicago Blackhawks at home Wednesday night on a back-to-back. In Colorado’s comeback 4-3 win over Carolina, Nathan MacKinnon recorded a trio of assists, upping his point total to 16 on the season. Hopefully that’s a good sign for he and the club moving forward.

Reto Berra looked rough in the first period, allowing three goals on ten shots. Patrick Roy would then pull Berra in favor of Calvin Pickard who came in and stopped all 17 shots he faced. Even though Pickard picked up the win and looked solid, Roy will give Berra the ‘benefit of the doubt’ and start him Tuesday vs. Arizona.

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Arizona is another team that is struggling in the standings, sitting at a record of 9-11-2 with 20 points. Arizona has lost three out of their last four looking to rebound in Colorado. In their last game, which resulted in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim, Keith Yandle notched Arizona’s lone goal – collecting his third of the season. Martin Erat and Zbynek Michalek picked up the assists.

Colorado recalled Ben Street, Tomas Vincour, and Andrew Agozzino from the Lake Erie Monsters prior to Saturday’s game vs. Carolina. Vincour and Agozzino each picked up a helper in the win. However, Colorado sent Agozzino down to make room for Paul Carey.

Puck-drop between the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes is scheduled for 9:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM MST.