Boston travels to face Kadri and the Avalanche
Boston Bruins (24-13-2, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (29-8-3, first in the Central)
Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nazem Kadri and Colorado take on Boston. Kadri ranks fifth in the league with 52 points, scoring 16 goals and totaling 36 assists.
The Avalanche are 18-2-1 on their home ice. Colorado leads the NHL averaging 4.1 goals per game, led by Mikko Rantanen with 22.
The Bruins are 10-5-1 on the road. Boston ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference recording 8.3 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.2 assists.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kadri leads the Avalanche with 36 assists and has 52 points this season. Rantanen has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins with a plus-eight in 38 games this season. David Pastrnak has 11 goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-0-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.7 assists, 5.4 penalties and 13.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .886 save percentage.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Bowen Byram: out (personal), Darren Helm: day to day (lower body), Ryan Murray: day to day (upper body).
Bruins: John Moore: day to day (upper body), Nick Foligno: day to day (upper body), Mike Reilly: out (health protocols), Matt Grzelcyk: day to day (upper-body), Anton Blidh: day to day (upper body).