Kraken take on the Avalanche on 5-game losing streak

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Colorado Avalanche (7-5-1, sixth in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (4-11-1, seventh in the Pacific)

Seattle; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kraken +138, Avalanche -165; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle enters the matchup with Colorado as losers of five straight games.

The Kraken are 2-8-0 in conference matchups. Seattle averages 11.2 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Nathan Bastian leads the team serving 31 total minutes.

The Avalanche are 6-2-0 in Western Conference play. Colorado leads the Western Conference with three shorthanded goals, led by Darren Helm with one.

The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Eberle leads the Kraken with 13 points, scoring eight goals and adding five assists. Jaden Schwartz has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.

Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 17 points, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists. Mikko Rantanen has five goals over the last 10 games for Colorado.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 3-7-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .868 save percentage.

Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

INJURIES: Kraken: Mason Appleton: day to day (lower body).

Avalanche: Martin Kaut: out (upper body), J.T. Compher: out (upper-body), Nathan MacKinnon: out (lower-body).

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

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