Washington Capitals (25-18-6, fourth within the Metropolitan Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (25-17-3, fourth within the Central Division)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Washington Capitals as winners of 5 video games in a row.
Colorado has an 11-8-3 document in dwelling video games and a 25-17-3 document general. The Avalanche have given up 122 objectives whereas scoring 137 for a +15 scoring differential.
Washington is 12-10-3 on the street and 25-18-6 general. The Capitals are 24-2-3 when scoring no less than three objectives.
The matchup Tuesday is the second time these groups sq. off this season. The Avalanche gained 4-0 within the final assembly.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has 32 objectives and 26 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has 5 objectives and 12 assists over the previous 10 video games.
Alex Ovechkin has 30 objectives and 22 assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie has scored 5 objectives and added one help over the previous 10 video games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 objectives, 6.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes whereas giving up 2.2 objectives per recreation.
Capitals: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 objectives, 5 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes whereas giving up 2.9 objectives per recreation.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Denis Malgin: out (higher physique), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Cale Makar: daily (undisclosed), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Darren Helm: daily (decrease physique).
Capitals: Alex Ovechkin: out (undisclosed), Nic Dowd: out (lower-body), Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Connor Brown: out (decrease physique).
The Related Press created this story utilizing know-how offered by Knowledge Skrive and information from Sportradar.