Colorado takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Edmonton
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.
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).