San Jose Sharks (20-25-5, sixth in the West Division) versus Colorado Avalanche (32-12-4, second in the West Division)
Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
LINE: avalanche -295, sharks +239; over / under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: In Colorado, San Jose is trying to extend its winning streak into six games.
The Avalanche has gone 32-12-4 against division opponents. Colorado has scored 167 goals and leads the league averaging 3.5 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team at 27.
The Sharks are 20-25-5 against the rest of their division. San Jose averaged 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the third highest in the NHL. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team and serves a total of 55 minutes.
The teams meet for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMER: Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 27 goals, adds 28 assists and scores a total of 55 points. Nathan MacKinnon has 16 points in the last 10 games for Colorado.
Evander Kane leads the Haie with 20 goals and has 42 points. Tomas Hertl has scored three goals and five assists in the last 10 games for San Jose.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Avalanche: 6-4-0, average of three goals, 5.4 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a saving of 0.894 percent.
Haie: 2-7-1, an average of 2.2 goals, 3.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes, while 3.5 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.878 percent.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Jacob MacDonald: out (lower body), Bowen Byram: out (upper body), Logan O’Connor: day to day (lower body), Brandon Saad: out (lower body), Matt Calvert: out (not disclosed), Ryan Graves: Day after Day (upper body), Dennis Gilbert: Out (face).
Haie: Radim Simek: Day after Day (upper body), Matt Nieto: Out (lower body), Ryan Donato: Day after day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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