MacKinnon and Colorado take on Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado hit the ice against Minnesota. He’s fourth in the in the league with 75 points, scoring 31 goals and recording 44 assists.
The Wild are 7-8-1 against the rest of their division. Minnesota has scored 35 power-play goals, converting on 20.8% of chances.
The Avalanche are 16-11-3 in Western Conference play. Colorado averages 9.8 points per game to lead the league, recording 3.7 goals and 6.1 assists per game.
In their last meeting on Dec. 27, Minnesota won 6-4.
MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 31 goals and has 75 points. Andre Burakovsky has collected 12 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-2-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Wild: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Carson Soucy: day to day (illness).
Avalanche: None listed.