Colorado hosts Arizona in Central Division play
Arizona Coyotes (22-32-10, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (35-21-6, third in the Central Division)
Denver; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes face the Colorado Avalanche in Central Division action on Saturday.
Colorado is 35-21-6 overall and 12-5-1 against the Central Division. The Avalanche have a 30-9-3 record in games they score at least three goals.
Arizona has a 22-32-10 record overall and a 7-8-4 record in Central Division play. The Coyotes have committed 287 total penalties (4.5 per game) to rank fourth in the league.
Saturday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Coyotes won the last matchup 6-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has 26 goals and 50 assists for the Avalanche. Mikko Rantanen has eight goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
Lawson Crouse has scored 21 goals with 13 assists for the Coyotes. Nick Schmaltz has seven goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging four goals, 6.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Coyotes: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Josh Manson: out (lower body), Pavel Francouz: out (lower body), Erik Johnson: out (ankle), Kurtis MacDermid: day to day (lower body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Darren Helm: out (lower body).
Coyotes: Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Brett Ritchie: day to day (nir - visa issues), Andrew Ladd: out for season (knee), Liam O'Brien: day to day (illness), Shea Weber: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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