|Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 3 - Series tied at 1-1|
|35||CALGARY||-125||Ov 6,+100||-115||Ov 6,-105|
|36||COLORADO||+105||Un 6,-120||-105||Un 6,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24-17-0||+5.7||24-17||+5.7||16-25||3.0||32.0||2.4||29.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-3.5||2-3||-3.5||1-4||3.0||31.2||2.2||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||84||295||83||86||121||5||21||2725||10.8%||285||56||19.6%||512|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||41||123||31||43||46||3||5||1310||9.4%||152||24||15.8%||203|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||4||7||0||1||156||9.6%||19||3||15.8%||24|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||2||6||0||3||3||0||1||69||8.7%||10||3||30.0%||9|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||230||81||76||65||8||9||2366||9.7%||254||50||19.7%||370|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||100||39||31||28||2||5||1210||8.3%||132||23||17.4%||168|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||5||3||2||1||0||147||7.5%||14||1||7.1%||18|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||3||0||1||1||1||0||65||4.6%||8||0||0.0%||4|
|JON GILLIES (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DAVID RITTICH (All Games)||45||42||1228||1119||91.1%||3||27-15||+6.6||27-15-0||+6||21-19|
|DAVID RITTICH (Road Games)||24||23||688||641||93.2%||3||15-8||+6.2||15-8-0||+6||8-15|
|DAVID RITTICH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||104||92.0%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-2||1-3|
|DAVID RITTICH (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||44||42||1133||1021||90.1%||3||24-18||-1.5||24-18-0||+1||20-20|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||19||18||519||471||90.8%||1||9-9||-0.6||9-9-0||0||8-10|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||96||91.4%||1||2-2||-2||2-2-0||-2||1-3|
|MIKE SMITH (Playoff Games)||2||2||65||62||95.4%||1||1-1||-1||1-1-0||-1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21-20-0||-8||21-20||-8||18-23||3.2||33.6||2.8||30.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.8||3-2||+1.8||2-3||2.8||32.4||3.0||32.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||84||263||59||94||104||6||19||2741||9.6%||294||63||21.4%||430|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||41||130||28||47||51||4||10||1379||9.4%||153||32||20.9%||211|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||1||7||4||2||0||162||8.6%||17||1||5.9%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||2||3||0||1||1||1||0||65||4.6%||8||0||0.0%||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||252||65||81||92||14||20||2688||9.4%||283||61||21.6%||422|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||115||31||42||36||6||7||1241||9.3%||129||30||23.3%||195|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||6||4||5||0||2||164||9.1%||16||3||18.7%||25|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||6||0||3||3||0||1||69||8.7%||10||3||30.0%||9|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (All Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (Home Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PAVEL FRANCOUZ (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||39||35||1139||1045||91.7%||3||19-16||+1.7||19-16-0||+2||16-19|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Home Games)||18||16||484||442||91.3%||2||10-6||+1.3||10-6-0||+1||7-9|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||122||93.1%||1||2-2||+0.8||2-2-0||+1||0-4|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Playoff Games)||2||2||68||63||92.6%||1||1-1||+0.8||1-1-0||+1||0-2|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||49||49||1496||1360||90.9%||2||20-29||-14.6||20-29-0||-14||24-24|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Home Games)||25||25||737||672||91.2%||1||11-14||-9.3||11-14-0||-9||11-14|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||110||89.4%||0||1-3||-3.1||1-3-0||-3||3-1|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.04, COLORADO 3.12|
|3/19/2019||COLUMBUS||4-2||W||0, -130||W||6.5 un||U|
|3/21/2019||OTTAWA||5-1||W||0, -500||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/23/2019||at VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, -175||W||6 ov||U|
|3/25/2019||LOS ANGELES||0-3||L||0, -325||L||6 un||U|
|3/27/2019||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/29/2019||ANAHEIM||6-1||W||0, -270||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/31/2019||at SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, -110||W||6.5 ov||O|
|4/1/2019||at LOS ANGELES||7-2||W||0, -120||W||6 un||O|
|4/3/2019||at ANAHEIM||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2019||EDMONTON||1-3||L||0, -195||L||6.5 un||U|
|4/11/2019||COLORADO||4-0||W||0, -230||W||6 ev||U|
|4/13/2019||COLORADO||2-3||L||0, -205||L||6 ov||U|
|4/15/2019||at COLORADO|| |
|4/17/2019||at COLORADO|| |
|3/19/2019||at MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2019||at DALLAS||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2019||CHICAGO||4-2||W||0, -145||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/24/2019||at CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, -105||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/27/2019||VEGAS||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/29/2019||ARIZONA||3-2||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/1/2019||at ST LOUIS||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2019||EDMONTON||6-2||W||0, -240||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/4/2019||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -120||W||6 ev||U|
|4/6/2019||at SAN JOSE||2-5||L||0, +145||L||6.5 un||O|
|4/11/2019||at CALGARY||0-4||L||0, +190||L||6 ev||U|
|4/13/2019||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, +175||W||6 ov||U|
|4/19/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|CALGARY: LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Finished fifth in Pacific Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Bill Peters (first season, fifth NHL season)
ADDED: F James Neal, D Noah Hanifin, F Elias Lindholm
LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Micheal Ferland, RW Troy Brouwer
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary's top line of Gaudreau, center Sean Monahan and anyone on right wing can be one of the best in the NHL. The 5-foot-9 playmaker from South Jersey is primed for another big season after putting up 84 points in 80 games. It's no exaggeration to say he has become one of the best players in hockey.
OUTLOOK: The Flames should be much improved after firing
COACH Glen Gulutzan, replacing him with Peters, trading Hamilton and Ferland to Carolina for Hanifin and Lindholm and signing Neal. Captain Mark Giordano can go back to playing with old defense partner T.J. Brodie on a deep blue line. Calgary's playoff hopes rest on veteran goaltender Mike Smith in net, or, if he falters, 24-year-old Jon Gillies.
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. |
LOST to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old center is coming off a season in which he had 39 goals and 58 assists. His 97 total points were the most by an Avalanche player since Hall of Famer-turned-general manager Joe Sakic recorded 100 in 2006-07. "His skill level is unbelievable," said Grubauer, who was acquired in a trade with Washington in June. "He can make a difference out there."
OUTLOOK: Not much was expected of the Avalanche this time a year ago. With good reason ' they were coming off a 48-point season. They won't be overlooked again after clinching a playoff spot during their final game of the season, before losing to the Predators in the first round. The line of captain Gabriel Landeskog, MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen was put together on Oct. 28 and combined for 225 points in the final 72 games. "We have to remember how much hard work we put into that and know we aren't going to catch anybody sleeping," Landeskog said. "Everybody knows we're a good team and here to stay."
|Rejuvenated Avs add Makar for Game 3 vs. Flames|
Things looked bleak for the Colorado Avalanche late Saturday night. Down a game to the Calgary Flames in the series and a goal in Game 2 with time running out, their fortunes turned quickly -- and in many ways.
J.T. Compher tied the game with 2:39 left in regulation, Nathan MacKinnon won it in overtime and then Colorado got more great news: Its top prospect is signed and ready to play perhaps as soon as Game 3 on Monday night.
While it has been a busy weekend for the Avalanche, their new defenseman has had a whirlwind 36 hours. Cale Makar won the Hobey Baker Award as the best college hockey player, played in the NCAA title game with the University of Massachusetts -- a 3-0 loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday evening -- and signed a three-year entry level contract with Colorado.
The Avalanche, coming off the 3-2 win in Calgary on Saturday night, announced the signing Sunday morning and said the 20-year-old will join the team immediately.
"Cale obviously had a tremendous season, winning the Hobey Baker and getting his team to the Frozen Four," Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said in a release. "He is a game-changing type of player who made a lasting impact on the UMass hockey program. We are excited to have him join our team."
Head coach Jared Bednar would not say for sure that Makar would play in Game 3, calling it a "possibility."
"I just want to make sure he's in, rested, prepared, focused on what we're doing here," Bednar said.
Adding another layer to the narrative is that Makar is from Calgary, meaning his first NHL game would be against his hometown team.
The Avalanche think Makar is a generational talent, and he'll get a chance to show it against the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Flames finished the regular season with 107 points, 17 more than Colorado, but are in a dogfight after missing an opportunity to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday night.
"We have to be better," Calgary defenseman and captain Mark Giordano said after the game. "We have to be a lot harder to , and we know that. We had moments tonight, but we have to put a full 60 (minutes) together."
The Avalanche beat Flames goaltender Mike Smith just once in the first 117 minutes of the series before Compher tied it. In overtime, after a great save by Philipp Grubauer on one end, MacKinnon's wrister beat Smith high to send Colorado home even and confident.
"We feel good. We feel going back to Pepsi Center that we can hopefully win two games," MacKinnon said after the game. "Saying that, we have to take care of Game 3, but we feel good as a group."
Colorado should expect a Calgary team ready to atone for blowing a third-period lead. The Flames felt they didn't bring enough urgency to Game 2 and promise to show it Monday night.
"They seemed hungrier than us. Seemed like they wanted it more than us, and we're definitely going to learn from that," Calgary forward Sam Bennett said after Saturday's loss. "We can't sit back. Into Game 3, we've got to play with that urgency that they played with and I think we definitely learned a lesson tonight."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 4/26/2019 11:49:57 AM EST|