Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks visit the Colorado Avalanche after the Avalanche defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 in a shootout.
Colorado is 8-5-1 overall and 4-2-1 in home games. The Avalanche have a 4-2-0 record in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.
Vancouver has gone 3-6-2 on the road and 5-9-3 overall. The Canucks have a -11 scoring differential, with 58 total goals scored and 69 allowed.
The teams meet Wednesday for the fourth time this season. The Canucks won the previous meeting 3-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
Canucks: 4-5-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.4 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Samuel Girard: day to day (undisclosed), Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Kurtis MacDermid: out (lower-body), Darren Helm: out (undisclosed), Bowen Byram: day to day (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Shane Bowers: out (upper-body).
The Associated Press