Stephen Nover's NHL Wednesday Top Ticket
(NHL) Pittsburgh vs. Colorado, 03/22/2023 8:00 PM, Score: 5 - 2
Money Line: -152.00 Colorado (Home)
Result: Loss
The defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche are showing definite signs of peaking. They've won six in a row.

The Penguins, on the other hand, have lost four in a row. They are making the long flight to Denver after getting upset at home by the Senators this past Monday. Pittsburgh has lost 13 of its last 19 road games. Colorado has been home the past few days.

The Penguins are giving up an average of 4.5 goals in their last four games. Colorado has scored five goals in each of its last three games. The Penguins could be down three defensemen.

Colorado shouldn't lack motivation. The Penguins nipped the Avalanche, 2-1, in overtime in Pittsburgh last month. The Avalanche lost superstar defenseman Cale Makar to a concussion in that game after he took a shot to the head by the Penguins' Jeff Carter.