Colorado visits Minnesota after Burakovsky’s 2 goal-game
Colorado Avalanche (13-6-2, second in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (8-11-2, seventh in the Central Division)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado visits the Minnesota Wild after Andre Burakovsky scored two goals in the Avalanche’s 3-2 win over the Flames.
The Wild have gone 0-6-1 against division opponents. Minnesota has given up 10 power-play goals, killing 84.4% of opponent chances.
The Avalanche are 3-3-0 against opponents from the Central Division. Colorado averages 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Nikita Zadorov leads the team serving 39 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Oct. 5, Colorado won 4-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eric Staal has recorded 15 total points while scoring six goals and collecting nine assists for the Wild. Jason Zucker has totaled three goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 13 goals and has 31 points. Burakovsky has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Wild: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Wild Injuries: Mathew Dumba: day to day (undisclosed), Marcus Foligno: out (lower body).
Avalanche Injuries: None listed.