Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Hockey Preview and Picks 4/7/21
Colorado Avalanche will try to tie a franchise point record Wednesday night when they face the Minnesota Wild again in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Avalanche beat the Wild 5-4 Monday night for their 15th straight game without a regulation loss (13-0-2), the longest points streak in the NHL this season. The franchise record for Avalanche / Quebec Nordiques is 16 consecutive games, completed in their 2000-01 Stanley Cup winning season.
Five different players scored goals for Colorado on Monday, while Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves to extend his personal points streak to 13 games (12-0-1), passing Patrick Roy (1996-97) and Peter Budaj (2006- 07) for the longest in franchise history.
West Division leader Avalanche, who is 5-1-1 against Minnesota this season, has won five in a row and is tied with the Florida Panthers for the most points in the league., 56. Colorado is also two. games less than the Panthers. .
Colorado showed just how dominant they can be in a second period Monday as the Avalanche edged the Wild 20-5 while scoring four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead. The Wild cut it to 4-2 in the third period on a goal from Nick Bjugstad, but Gabriel Landeskog responded to bring Colorado back by three.
Minnesota got a power goal from Marcus Johansson midway through the third period, and Kevin Fiala's six-on-four goal with 35 seconds left closed it at 5-4, but the Wilds failed.
The loss broke a franchise record, an 11-game winning streak at home for the Wild dating back to Jan. 30, a 5-1 loss to the Avalanche. Minnesota beat their opponents 35-14 in two months with nothing more than a home win.
The Wilds expect their strong third period to extend into Wednesday night's game.
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