Colorado takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Edmonton

June 1, 2022 GMT

Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -180, Oilers +151; over/under is 7

STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS: Avalanche lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Edmonton Oilers in the third round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for the fifth time this season. The Avalanche won the previous meeting 8-6. J.T. Compher scored two goals in the victory.

Colorado has gone 31-5-3 at home and 56-19-7 overall. The Avalanche have scored 67 power-play goals, which ranks first in the league.

Edmonton is 20-14-5 in road games and 49-27-6 overall. The Oilers rank seventh in NHL play with 285 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).

TOP PERFORMERS: Gabriel Landeskog has scored 30 goals with 29 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has seven goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

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Leon Draisaitl has 55 goals and 55 assists for the Oilers. Evander Kane has eight goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaging 4.4 goals, seven assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

Oilers: 6-3-1, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.8 assists, 5.1 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist), Samuel Girard: out for season (sternum).

Oilers: Oscar Klefbom: out (shoulder).

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