Stars visit the Avalanche for Western Conference showdown
Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars will play in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.
The Avalanche are 7-8-1 against the rest of their division. Colorado is third in the NHL recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 6.0 assists.
The Stars are 9-4-2 against opponents from the Central Division. Dallas has given up 25 power-play goals, killing 83.6% of opponent chances.
Dallas took down Colorado 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 28.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Avalanche: 3-5-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Joonas Donskoi: day to day (concussion).
Stars: John Klingberg: day to day (lower body).