2019-20 NHL – Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche Preview & Pick
When is Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche taking place? Thursday 12nd December, 2019 – 02:30 (UK)
Where is Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche taking place? Pepsi Center, Denver
What channel is Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche on? Premier Sports
Where can I stream Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player
Where can I get tickets for Philadelphia Flyers @ Colorado Avalanche? https://www.nhl.com/tickets
What was the outcome in the last meeting? Philadelphia Flyers 1 – 4 Colorado Avalanche
THE TEAM NEWS
- The Flyers are on a good run of form at the moment. They are coming off a 4-3 home win over the Ottawa Senators the last time out, and they have won four of their last five contests. This sizzling run of form has them in fourth place of the Eastern Conference standings with 39 points in 30 games.
- Center Nolan Patrick has been listed as questionable due to a head injury, and he will be a game-time decision. Defenceman Phillippe Myers, left winger Michael Raffl and center Travis Konecny have all been ruled out ahead of this contest due to injury.
- Scott Laughton should be one of the players to watch for Philadelphia. The center is currently on a run of six points (four goals, two assists) over his last six contests, and he has nine points (G4, A5) in 17 appearances this season.
- The Avalanche are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss against the Calgary Flames at home and that defeat ended the Avs’ six-game winning streak. Even if they’re coming off a loss, Colorado are in a good position on the standings. They sit in second place of the Western Conference standings with 41 points in 30 games, just one point off the top.
- Colorado have already ruled out Colin Wilson, who’s expected to return to action no earlier than February. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer, defencemen Cale Makar and Erik Johnson, and forward Nazem Kadri have all been ruled out due to injuries.
- Nathan MacKinnon should be the Avalanche’s player to watch ahead of this contest. The center has been on fire in recent weeks, and he has 15 points (G6, A9) over his last eight games. He already has 47 points in 30 games this season (19 goals, 28 assists).
Both the Flyers and the Avalanche enter this game on a good run of form (W4, L1) so there’s not much separating these two teams. The Avalanche, however, have the edge in several peripheral stats ahead of this contest since they own the Conference’s best attack with 111 goals, and they have conceded just 84. Furthermore, the Flyers have scored fewer goals (96) while conceding once more as well. All things point towards a solid win for Colorado in front of their fans.