Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche prediction, preview | NHL 2022 Season
In the regular season match of the National Hockey League, Colorado will host Chicago. The game will take place at the Ball Arena on October 13. The meeting starts at 02:30 GMT.
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Chicago Blackhawks was 14th in the Western Conference last season. In 82 games, the team conceded 291 goals, the second-worst defensive record in the West.
In the new regular season, Chicago has every chance to spend a weaker season. It’s all to blame for the active sale of top hockey players and minimal gains, of which coach Luke Richardson will be the normal lineup.
Forwards Dylan Stroom, Dominik Kubalik, Kirby Dah left the team in the summer, and Dylan Sikura, who came from the AHL, can be distinguished among the newcomers.
As part of the preparatory campaign, Chicago played six games, five of which closed as a loser. In each lost match, they beat with a difference of 3+ goals.
In the last championship, the hockey club was the first in everything. He finished the regular campaign at the top of the West with the third-best offensive record, but in the playoffs, he made history.
This summer, the Colorado retained almost its entire top lineup, although it was not without noticeable losses of goaltender Kemper, forwards Kadri, Obe-Kyubel and Burakovski.
Despite the transfers from, Avalanche managed to invite a number of good hockey players to the team who could strengthen the squad. These are Alexander Georgiev, Lukas Sedlak, and Evan Rodriguez.
Preparations for the defense of the championship of Colorado consisted of six matches, three of which they lost, while they looked good in the attack – three goals were enough.
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Head to Head
Both teams have played each other 58 times, and in terms of numbers, Colorado looks better, as they managed to win 33 times, and Colorado 25.
The last match between the two teams was held within the framework of the regular season, where Avalanche won (6-4).
Chicago Blackhawks form guide: W–W–L–L–W
Colorado Avalanche form guide: L–L–L–L–W
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|Chicago Blackhawks win 1.36||Draw 6.00||Colorado Avalanche win 6.00|
Before the first game of the season, forwards Nathan McKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog were cut off from the reigning champions.
This duo scored 86 goals last season, so their loss will seriously hit the performance. But even despite the status infirmary, the Avalanche must beat Chicago at home.
Prediction for this match: Colorado won’t lose + total under 6.5.