Central Division-leading Avalanche face the Flames

Calgary Flames (8-9-3, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (13-6, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -174, Flames +145; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames play the top team in the Central Division, the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado is 13-6 overall and 6-2-0 in home games. The Avalanche are 1-2-0 in one-goal games.

Calgary has a 5-6-2 record on the road and an 8-9-3 record overall. The Flames have a 3-1-0 record in games decided by one goal.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has 12 goals and 13 assists for the Avalanche. Cale Makar has two goals and 16 assists over the past 10 games.

Andrew Mangiapane has five goals and eight assists for the Flames. Yegor Sharangovich has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.2 assists, 4.7 penalties and 12.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Flames: 6-2-2, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Chris Wagner: out (achilles), Logan O’Connor: day to day (lower body), Artturi Lehkonen: out (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin), Samuel Girard: out (personal).

Flames: Oliver Kylington: out (undisclosed), Kevin Rooney: out (shoulder), Jakob Pelletier: out (shoulder).


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