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St. Louis takes on MacKinnon and the Avalanche

January 17, 2020 GMT

St. Louis Blues (30-10-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (26-15-6, second in the Central Division)

Denver; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado take on St. Louis. MacKinnon ranks fourth in the NHL with 68 points, scoring 27 goals and totaling 41 assists.

The Avalanche have gone 7-8-2 against division opponents. Colorado is fourth in the NHL recording 9.5 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 5.9 assists.

The Blues are 10-2-1 against the rest of their division. St. Louis ranks seventh in the NHL shooting 10.6% and averaging 3.2 goals on 30.4 shots per game.

In their last meeting on Jan. 2, Colorado won 7-3. Nazem Kadri scored two goals for the Avalanche.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan Graves leads the Avalanche with a plus-31 in 46 games played this season. MacKinnon has scored six goals over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Vince Dunn leads the Blues with a plus-14 in 48 games played this season. Tyler Bozak has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-2-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.

Avalanche: 3-4-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Joonas Donskoi: day to day (concussion).

Blues: None listed.

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