Avalanche host the Stars after shutout win
Dallas Stars (25-19-2, fifth in the Central) vs. Colorado Avalanche (34-8-4, first in the Central)
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts the Dallas Stars after the Avalanche shut out Dallas 4-0. Darcy Kuemper earned the victory in the net for Colorado after recording 23 saves.
The Avalanche are 21-4-2 in Western Conference games. Colorado leads the Western Conference with 41 power-play goals, led by Mikko Rantanen with 10.
The Stars are 12-11-2 in conference play. Dallas has scored 135 goals and ranks eighth in the Western Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Roope Hintz leads the team with 21.
The teams meet for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devon Toews leads the Avalanche with a plus-35 in 35 games this season. Nazem Kadri has seven assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
Jason Robertson leads the Stars with a plus-17 in 38 games this season. Hintz has six goals over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-0-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .953 save percentage.
Stars: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Bowen Byram: out (personal).
Stars: Andrej Sekera: day to day (upper body), John Klingberg: day to day (upper body), Radek Faksa: day to day (lower body).