MacKinnon and Colorado take on Buffalo
Denver; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado hit the ice against Buffalo. MacKinnon currently ranks third in the league with 84 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 51 assists.
The Avalanche are 16-9-5 at home. Colorado has scored 211 goals and is fourth in the league averaging 3.5 per game. MacKinnon leads the team with 33.
The Sabres have gone 10-15-4 away from home. Buffalo has surrendered 43 power-play goals, killing 74.7% of opponent opportunities.
Colorado knocked off Buffalo 6-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 4.
TOP PERFORMERS: MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 33 goals and has totaled 84 points. Andre Burakovsky has scored three goals over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 1.9 penalties and four penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Avalanche: 7-2-1, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .948 save percentage.
Sabres: Dominik Kahun: day to day (concussion).