Colorado hosts Toronto after Makar’s 2-goal game
Denver; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs after Cale Makar scored two goals in the Avalanche’s 3-2 loss to the Wild.
The Avalanche have gone 6-2-1 in home games. Colorado is third in the league shooting 11.2% and averaging 3.6 goals on 31.8 shots per game.
The Maple Leafs have gone 4-7-0 away from home. Toronto has given up 21 power-play goals, killing 74.1% of opponent chances.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 13 goals and has totaled 32 points. Makar has recorded nine assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Avalanche: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Avalanche Injuries: None listed.
Maple Leafs Injuries: Alexander Kerfoot: out indefinitely (dental).