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Colorado hosts Toronto after Landeskog’s 3-goal game

January 7, 2022 GMT

Toronto Maple Leafs (22-8-2, third in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (20-8-2, third in the Central)

Denver; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs visit Colorado after Gabriel Landeskog scored three goals in the Avalanche’s 7-1 win over the Jets.

The Avalanche are 12-2-1 at home. Colorado leads the Western Conference with 30 power-play goals, led by Mikko Rantanen with seven.

The Maple Leafs have gone 8-4-1 away from home. Toronto has scored 108 goals and is fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game. Auston Matthews leads the team with 20.

Toronto knocked off Colorado 8-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 1. Matthews scored three goals for the Maple Leafs in the victory and Nazem Kadri scored two goals for the Avalanche in the loss.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kadri has 42 total points for the Avalanche, 12 goals and 30 assists. Rantanen has six goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

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William Nylander leads the Maple Leafs with 35 points, scoring 15 goals and registering 20 assists. Matthews has 11 goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaging five goals, 8.5 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Maple Leafs: 7-2-1, averaging 4.7 goals, 8.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: None listed.

Maple Leafs: None listed.

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