13 Nov Sharks vs. Avalanche Game 6 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds
The Sharks are now up 3-2 in this closely fought series against the Avs, and lovers are hopeful that Joe Pavelski will return soon to give their team an even greater prospect of closing this series out in Denver.
Sharks vs. Avalanche Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Analysis Tomas Hertl has been the difference maker for Game 5 between Colorado and San Jose, scoring two to provide the 3-2 series lead along with their win to the Sharks. 21 shots stopped to push on his team of moving forward to the Conference final within a win.
The Avalanche couldn’t catch a break to their top three goal scorers as Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen were held to just five shots entirely on goal. Without production from those three, the Avalanche might see their playoff run end tonight.
Philipp Grubauer made 37 saves in the 2-1 loss which was a playoff career-high for its regular season backup netminder. The Avalanche are slight favorites at home tonight, but 53% of Sports Interaction bettors are placing their cash on the Sharks to win tonight and take the sequence.
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Joe Pavelski is led to Denver for Game 6, however as of this writing it’s unknown if he’ll play with the group . Pavelski has not played since Game 7 of their team’s series against the Vegas Golden Knights, when he was cross-checked and hit his head on the ice. Pavelski was skating since Wednesday.
Both of these clubs have alternated wins and losses during this series which the Sharks expect can alter tonight. Coach Peter DeBoer stated to the press:
“We don’t want to extend this when we don’t need to, but there is another team that’s going to play with a great deal of desperation because their season is at stake, therefore we know that. Tough construction to acquire in, and we have got to go in and attempt to do that job.”
“As far as I enjoyed my very first Game 7, I’d like to forego it maybe this show,” Evander Kane stated. “Anytime you get an opportunity to shut out a team, you want to do it”
The Avalanche know it’s do or die tonight, and they expect that home ice edge will give them the push they need to force a game 7, even though the possibility that Joe Pavelski returns is looming.
“He is an all-star and he is one of the best players on their staff,” Gabriel Landeskog explained. “I really don’t know just how old he is — he’s north of 30 and he’s setting up things and generating every year, year in and year out. I mean, he’s an elite player. He’s their captain, and he means a lot for his or her own group. You saw the way they rallied in Game 7. So I am convinced there will be a boost for them.