Splitsville: Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings

Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

The Avalanche take on the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow in Detroit and the numbers below may surprise you. Well, they surprised me at least. The Avs are 6-5-1 against Detroit in the Duchene era and have averaged nearly 3 goals a game (hence the nice numbers below). On the flip side, they've allowed a little more than 3 goals a game against, which is why they are just barely over .500 in recent history.

Matt Duchene, Ryan O'Reilly, Gabe Landeskog and, yes, David Jones have all put up pretty good numbers against the Wings, while Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk have traditionally struggled. Cody McLeod scored his first career goal against Detroit, but only has 3 career points and one thrown octopus against the Wings in his career. Time for a breakout.

GP G A PTS PPG vs ALL +/- PIM PP GW ATOI
Downie 3 2 2 4 1.33 + 0.83 + 1 0 0 1 15:24
Landeskog 4 3 2 5 1.25 + 0.62 + 5 2 1 0 18:56
Duchene 12 5 7 12 1.00 + 0.29 - 1 2 1 0 17:53
OReilly 12 3 6 9 0.75 + 0.30 + 10 4 0 0 16:48
Jones 13 4 5 9 0.69 + 0.21 + 3 2 0 1 16:34
Parenteau 3 1 1 2 0.67 - 0.04 + 1 0 1 1 13:08
Hejduk 48 14 15 29 0.60 - 0.19 0 14 2 0 18:56
Stastny 20 5 7 12 0.60 - 0.26 - 9 16 3 0 20:14
Kobasew 23 7 6 13 0.57 + 0.20 + 3 12 3 1 12:43
Olver 2 0 1 1 0.50 + 0.18 0 4 0 0 8:53
McGinn 9 1 3 4 0.44 + 0.14 + 1 2 0 0 10:35
Mitchell 3 1 0 1 0.33 - 0.00 0 2 1 0 11:13
McLeod 17 3 0 3 0.18 - 0.02 - 3 54 0 0 9:37
Palushaj 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0:00
Bordeleau 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0:00

Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson have already been ruled out for the game. These numbers below should be familiar in their unspectacularity.

GP G A PTS PPG vs ALL +/- PIM PP GW ATOI
Johnson 22 4 7 11 0.50 + 0.09 - 2 12 3 1 19:56
OBrien 21 2 6 8 0.38 + 0.20 - 1 31 1 1 17:40
Zanon 30 4 3 7 0.23 + 0.11 + 5 16 0 0 20:19
Wilson 10 0 2 2 0.20 - 0.11 + 6 9 0 0 18:05
Hejda 29 0 4 4 0.14 - 0.09 - 10 16 0 0 21:18
Barrie 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0:00
Elliott 2 0 0 0 0.00 - 0.30 0 0 0 0 5:15
Hunwick 6 0 0 0 0.00 - 0.24 + 2 2 0 0 17:23
OByrne 8 0 0 0 0.00 - 0.13 - 1 6 0 0 18:08

Tomorrow's starter will be J.S. Giguere, who rejoins the team after attending his mother's funeral.

GP W L T/O GAA SV% vs ALL SO GA SA SV PIM
Giguere 24 6 13 2 2.68 0.921 + 0.008 0 59 751 692 6
Varlamov 3 1 2 0 2.87 0.916 + 0.002 0 7 83 76 0
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