Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -163, Wild +137; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts the Minnesota Wild after J.T. Compher scored two goals in the Avalanche's 4-3 win against the Blues.
Colorado finished 39-13-4 overall and 22-4-2 at home in the 2020-21 season. The Avalanche scored 197 total goals last season while averaging 3.5 per game.
Minnesota finished 35-16-5 overall with a 14-11-3 record on the road during the 2020-21 season. Goalies for the Wild recorded four shutouts last season while compiling a .907 save percentage.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Mikko Rantanen: day to day (undisclosed), Samuel Girard: day to day (undisclosed).
Wild: Rem Pitlick: out (covid-19), Alex Goligoski: day to day (upper body), Dmitry Kulikov: day to day (lower body), Mats Zuccarello: out (covid-19).
The Associated Press