Avalanche take on the Canadiens following overtime win

Montreal Canadiens (26-32-12, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (46-20-5, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Montreal Canadiens after the Avalanche knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in overtime.

Colorado is 46-20-5 overall and 28-6-0 at home. The Avalanche are 17-9-2 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent.

Montreal is 26-32-12 overall and 13-15-8 on the road. The Canadiens rank fifth in the league with 299 total penalties (averaging 4.3 per game).

The matchup Tuesday is the second time these teams play this season. The Canadiens won 4-3 in the last meeting. Alexander Newhook led the Canadiens with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has 44 goals and 78 assists for the Avalanche. Mikko Rantanen has scored eight goals with 11 assists over the last 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki has 28 goals and 38 assists for the Canadiens. Cole Caufield has one goal and seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-1-0, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

Canadiens: 3-4-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, four penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out for season (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin), Logan O'Connor: out for season (lower body).

Canadiens: Joshua Roy: out (undisclosed), Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral).


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