MacKinnon, Avalanche to host the Flyers
Denver; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado into a matchup against Philadelphia. He currently ranks third in the league with 47 points, scoring 19 goals and totaling 28 assists.
The Avalanche are 8-3-2 at home. Colorado leads the NHL shooting 11.6% and averaging 3.7 goals on 31.8 shots per game.
The Flyers are 7-6-1 on the road. Philadelphia has given up 13 power-play goals, killing 84.7% of opponent chances.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 47 points, scoring 19 goals and adding 28 assists. Joonas Donskoi has totaled nine assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.
Avalanche: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Flyers Injuries: Travis Konecny: out (upper body).