Rantanen and Colorado take on Seattle

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Colorado Avalanche (55-15-6, first in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (25-44-6, eighth in the Pacific)

Seattle; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado into a matchup against Seattle. He's ninth in the NHL with 91 points, scoring 36 goals and totaling 55 assists.

The Kraken are 12-31-0 against Western Conference opponents. Seattle is the last-ranked team in the Western Conference averaging just 4.4 assists per game. Vince Dunn leads the team with 27 total assists.

The Avalanche are 14-5-3 against opponents from the Central. Colorado has scored 292 goals and is the top team in the Western Conference averaging 3.8 goals per game. Rantanen leads the team with 36.

Colorado knocked off Seattle 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 10. Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored two goals for the Avalanche in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 26 goals and has 44 points. Dunn has seven assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.

Rantanen has 91 total points while scoring 36 goals and totaling 55 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 5-5-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.

Avalanche: 9-1-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.6 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .932 save percentage.

INJURIES: Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (knee), Jaden Schwartz: day to day (upper body), Haydn Fleury: day to day (upper body).

Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: day to day (undisclosed), Devon Toews: day to day (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Nazem Kadri: out (upper-body), Erik Johnson: day to day (undisclosed), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist).

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

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