Colorado Avalanche: Overview of the Final 6 Regular Season Games

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: Tanner Pearson
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April 2: LA Kings, Away

All-Time Record: 44-45-6-4(ties)
Record This Season: 0-1-1

The Colorado Avalanche have been unable to solve the Kings this season. Last time they were in LA, on December 21, captain Gabriel Landeskog opened the scoring, but Kings defenseman Alec Martinez tied the game in the third. Less than a minute into overtime, Dustin Brown capitalized on an Avs defensive breakdown and scored to win the game.

When the Kings came to Denver on March 22, they spanked Colorado 7-1. Captain Anze Kopitar scored four goals. This was a game that the Avs knew was important for their playoff hopes, and they played some of the worst hockey of the season.

Kopitar sits at 88 points (34 goals, 54 assists). He’s getting less Hart Trophy buzz than MacKinnon, but it’s there. Goalie Jonathan Quick has a 31-27-2 record with a 2.38 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

Right now the Kings occupy the first wild card berth. This game marks the second game of Colorado’s final back-to-back series.

Best Case Scenario: Avs win in regulation, gain two points
Prediction: Avs lose in regulation