The Arizona Coyotes will try to even up their series against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday at 5:30 p.m. EST in Game 4 of their series.
Heading into Game 3, the Arizona Coyotes were struggling mightily against the Colorado Avalanche and needed to find a spark. Darcy Kuemper, as he has this postseason, was the one who gave it to them, stopping 49 of the 51 shots he saw to give the Yotes a 4-2 win.
In Game 3, the Coyotes got goals from Derek Stepan, Brad Richardson, Taylor Hall, and Lawson Crouse. The last two were empty-net goals. Hall was credited with the game-winning goal, as Mikko Rantanen made it 3-2 before Crouse’s empty net goal sealed the win.
The Avalanche need to get to Kuemper if they want to have a shot at winning Game 4. Arizona has momentum now and their best players are producing. Could an upset be brewing?
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According to Odds Shark, these are the updated betting lines for this afternoon’s game.
- COL: -185
- ARI: +165
- Over/under: 5.5 goals
The Avalanche have the second-best Stanley Cup odds in the NHL at +500. Only the Vegas Golden Knights (+325) have better odds. Meanwhile, the Coyotes have the second-worst Stanley Cup odds at +7000.
Once again, it seems the Coyotes will be without Nick Schmaltz. He has been out since an exhibition game against the Vegas Golden Knights. On the other side of the ice, Colin Wilson won’t be playing for the Avalanche.
To the surprise of nobody, Arizona will be sticking with Kuemper. He’s been incredible this postseason for the Coyotes. Meanwhile, it’s not confirmed yet, but the Avalanche are probably going to turn back to Philipp Grubauer in Game 4. Antti Raanta will be Arizona’s backup while Pavel Francouz will back up Grubauer.
LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
Date: Monday, August 17
Start Time: 5:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Rogers Place
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TV Channel: NBCSN, SN360, TVAS, FS-A, FS-A PLUS, ALT
Live Stream: Fubo.tv (subscription required but you get a free trial), r/NHL Streams, NBCSN
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Game 4 should be a pivotal game in this series. Both teams could really use a win today. Be sure to tune in at 5:30 p.m. EST. Also, follow us on Twitter at @Puck_Prose, as we’ll keep you updated during the Stanley Cup Playoffs!