Stephen Nover's Saturday Stanley Cup Totals Crusher
Colorado vs. Calgary,
04/13/2019 22:30 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Total: +102/+6 Over
Calgary is the No. 3 scoring team in the NHL. The Flames are going to get their share of goals. They produced four goals in Game 1 of this series.
The question is can the underdog Avalanche produce enough goals to get this game Over the total? I believe they can.
Colorado was the 10th-highest scoring team in the league. The Avalanche also ranked seventh in power plays. They went 0-for-4 in power play opportunities in Game 1.
Mike Smith, the Flames' 37-year-old goalie, had a spectacular game against the Avalanche. Smith isn't nearly as good as he played and is past his prime.
The Avalanche have one of the most dangerous lines in hockey with Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen, who is back after missing the last few weeks of the regular season due to injury. He returned in Game 1, but was rusty. That rust should be off for this game.