Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche come into the matchup with the Edmonton Oilers after losing five in a row.
Edmonton is 20-17-2 overall and 10-11-1 in home games. The Oilers have scored 138 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank third in the league.
Colorado is 19-14-3 overall and 10-8-0 in road games. The Avalanche have a +two scoring differential, with 104 total goals scored and 102 allowed.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 4-4-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Avalanche: 4-5-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Pavel Francouz: out (lower-body), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Evan Rodrigues: day to day (upper-body), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Andrew Cogliano: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press