Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche will try to keep their three-game home win streak intact when they take on the Los Angeles Kings.
Colorado has a 19-11-2 record overall and a 9-5-2 record on its home ice. The Avalanche have allowed 83 goals while scoring 93 for a +10 scoring differential.
Los Angeles has a 9-7-4 record in road games and a 19-12-6 record overall. The Kings have an 8-3-1 record in games their opponents commit more penalties.
Thursday's game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Avalanche won the previous matchup 9-3.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging two goals, 3.2 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.
Kings: 6-2-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (lower body), Pavel Francouz: out (lower-body), Martin Kaut: out (upper body), Darren Helm: out (undisclosed), Nathan MacKinnon: out (upper-body), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Andrew Cogliano: out (undisclosed).
Kings: Trevor Moore: out (undisclosed), Arthur Kaliyev: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press