Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Vegas Golden Knights after the Golden Knights beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in overtime.
Colorado has a 19-13-3 record overall and a 9-6-3 record on its home ice. The Avalanche have a 15-5-2 record in games they score three or more goals.
Vegas has a 25-12-2 record overall and a 14-3-2 record in road games. The Golden Knights have scored 128 total goals (3.3 per game) to rank fifth in NHL play.
Monday's game is the second time these teams square off this season. The Avalanche won the last matchup 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.9 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Golden Knights: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Pavel Francouz: out (lower-body), Martin Kaut: out (upper body), Darren Helm: out (undisclosed), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Andrew Cogliano: out (undisclosed).
Golden Knights: Brett Howden: out (lower-body), Robin Lehner: out (hip), Zach Whitecloud: out (undisclosed), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Paul Cotter: day to day (upper body), Shea Weber: out (ankle), Jack Eichel: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press