Colorado takes on Detroit following MacKinnon's 2-goal showing

Detroit Red Wings (33-22-6, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (38-20-5, third in the Central Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Detroit Red Wings after Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals in the Avalanche's 5-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Colorado has a 24-6-0 record at home and a 38-20-5 record overall. The Avalanche are first in the league with 230 total goals (averaging 3.6 per game).

Detroit has gone 15-12-1 in road games and 33-22-6 overall. The Red Wings are 31-9-3 when scoring at least three goals.

The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season. The Red Wings won the last matchup 2-1 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: Valeri Nichushkin has scored 22 goals with 20 assists for the Avalanche. MacKinnon has seven goals and 13 assists over the past 10 games.

Dylan Larkin has scored 26 goals with 28 assists for the Red Wings. Patrick Kane has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

Red Wings: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: day to day (personal), Josh Manson: day to day (lower body), Gabriel Landeskog: out for season (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin).

Red Wings: Dylan Larkin: out (lower body), Ville Husso: out (lower-body).


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

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