Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche will try to keep a three-game road win streak alive when they visit the Dallas Stars.
Dallas has gone 9-5-2 overall with a 4-1-0 record in Central Division play. The Stars have gone 10-2-1 in games they score at least three goals.
Colorado is 8-5-1 overall and 3-1-1 against the Central Division. The Avalanche have a +12 scoring differential, with 50 total goals scored and 38 conceded.
The teams square off Monday for the fourth time this season. The Stars won 4-1 in the last meeting.
Mikko Rantanen has 11 goals and 14 assists for the Avalanche. Logan O'Connor has scored five goals over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 6-3-1, averaging 4.6 goals, 7.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Avalanche: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Kurtis MacDermid: out (lower-body), Darren Helm: out (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Shane Bowers: out (upper-body).
The Associated Press