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Central Division-leading Avalanche host the Flames

Calgary Flames (11-13-3, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (16-9-2, first in the Central Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Central Division-leading Colorado Avalanche host the Calgary Flames.

Colorado has a 16-9-2 record overall and a 9-4-0 record in home games. The Avalanche rank ninth in league play serving 10.7 penalty minutes per game.

Calgary is 11-13-3 overall and 5-7-2 in road games. The Flames have a 3-7-0 record when they commit more penalties than their opponent.

The teams match up Monday for the second time this season. The Avalanche won the last meeting 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has scored 11 goals with 26 assists for the Avalanche. Ryan Johansen has three goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

Nazem Kadri has six goals and 12 assists for the Flames. Elias Lindholm has four goals and one assist over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-3-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Flames: 5-5-0, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Chris Wagner: out (achilles), Artturi Lehkonen: out (neck), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin), Samuel Girard: out (personal).

Flames: Oliver Kylington: out (undisclosed), Kevin Rooney: out (shoulder), Jacob Markstrom: out (finger), Jakob Pelletier: out (shoulder).

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

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