Avalanche in action against the Canadiens after overtime win

Colorado Avalanche (36-22-6, third in the Central Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (26-34-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Montreal Canadiens after the Avalanche knocked off the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in overtime.

Montreal has a 14-16-3 record at home and a 26-34-6 record overall. The Canadiens rank sixth in NHL play with 282 total penalties (averaging 4.3 per game).

Colorado is 18-11-1 on the road and 36-22-6 overall. The Avalanche have a 16-8-2 record in games their opponents commit more penalties.

The matchup Monday is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Avalanche won 2-1 in overtime in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Anderson has scored 19 goals with eight assists for the Canadiens. Nicholas Suzuki has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Mikko Rantanen has 42 goals and 34 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has scored 10 goals with five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Christian Dvorak: day to day (lower body), Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Kirby Dach: out (lower body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Justin Barron: day to day (upper body), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: out (illness), Jordan Harris: day to day (lower-body), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).

Avalanche: Josh Manson: out (lower body), Pavel Francouz: out (lower body), Erik Johnson: out (ankle), Kurtis MacDermid: day to day (lower body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Darren Helm: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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