Smith surrendered five goals on 33 shots in Colorado’s loss in Chicago on Sunday. The 27-year-old has struggled to a 1-5-0 record, 3.43 GAA and .890 SV% since being recalled from San Antonio (AHL). Things will not get any easier for him tonight as the Avalanche host Connor McDavid and the Oilers.
Pickard allowed five goals on 23 shots in Colorado’s loss in Detroit on Saturday. Jeremy Smith got the net on Sunday, but they’ll come back to Pickard tonight vs. the Blues. Pickard has lost three of his last four starts while allowing 11 goals on 117 shots (.906 SV%). In the middle of the fantasy playoffs, he should be strapped to your bench or free agency.
The Avalanche have recalled Anton Lindholm from San Antonio (AHL).
Lindholm, 22, will make his NHL debut vs. the Red Wings on Wednesday. The former fifth round pick (No.144 overall in 2014) has 12 points (2G / 10A) in 59 AHL games this season and will make his debut paired with veteran Francois Beauchemin.
Pickard allowed one goal on 35 shots in Colorado’s loss in Arizona on Monday. It was a strong performance, but the Avalanche couldn’t solve Mike Smith at the other end. He will make his fifth straight start tonight vs. the Red Wings—Pickard has gone 2-2-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .933 SV%.
Pickard gave up four goals on 31 shots in Colorado’s loss to the Senators on Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Pickard, who has just 12 wins on the season. Tonight he’ll face the Coyotes for the third time this season—he is 1-1-0 with a 3.03 GAA and .882 SV% in the first two.
Pickard allowed two goals on 27 shots in Colorado’s win over the Devils. Pickard has won two in a row while turning aside 50 of 53 shots (.943 SV%). He stopped 40 of 42 shots in a 2-1 loss in Ottawa on March 2nd and will be looking for redemption tonight.
Pickard stopped 25 of 26 shots in Colorado’s win over the Hurricanes’ on Tuesday. It was a great outing for a struggling netminder, who will make his second straight start tonight vs. the Devils. Pickard is 5-9-2 with a 2.79 GAA and .909 SV% at the Pepsi Center this season and New Jersey is 12-16-6 on the road.
Pickard was pulled after he allowed five goals on 20 shots in Colorado’s loss in Winnipeg on Saturday. Pickard has lost four in a row while posting a 3.49 GAA and .910 SV%. Jeremy Smith started on Sunday, but they’ll go back to Pickard tonight vs. the Hurricanes—he stopped 28 of 29 shots in a win in Carolina on February 17th.