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Avalanche take on the Central Division-leading Stars

Dallas Stars (35-16-9, first in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (35-19-5, third in the Central Division)

Denver; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -152, Stars +128; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars.

Colorado is 35-19-5 overall and 8-5-2 against the Central Division. The Avalanche have conceded 187 goals while scoring 214 for a +27 scoring differential.

Dallas has gone 35-16-9 overall with a 12-4-2 record against the Central Division. The Stars have conceded 180 goals while scoring 215 for a +35 scoring differential.

The teams match up Tuesday for the third time this season. The Avalanche won 5-4 in overtime in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has 30 goals and 44 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has three goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.

Joe Pavelski has 20 goals and 29 assists for the Stars. Wyatt Johnston has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Stars: 4-3-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out for season (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin).

Stars: Tyler Seguin: out (lower body), Evgenii Dadonov: out (lower body), Jani Hakanpaa: day to day (upper body), Nils Lundkvist: day to day (concussion).

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

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