MacKinnon and Colorado take on St. Louis
Colorado Avalanche (31-10-4, second in West Division) versus St. Louis Blues (20-19-6, fifth in West Division)
St. Louis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues +145, Avalanche -178
BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon and Colorado hit the ice against St. Louis. He is currently third in the NHL with 59 points, scored 18 goals and made 41 assists.
The Blues fought division opponents 20-19-6. St. Louis allowed 36 power play goals, killing 75.3% of their opponents’ chances.
The Avalanche is 31-10-4 against opponents in the West Division. Colorado ranks 10th in the NHL with 34.6 shots per game and scores an average of 3.6 goals.
The teams meet for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMER: Ryan O’Reilly leads the blues with 43 points, scores 20 goals and adds 23 assists. Mike Hoffman has scored six goals and two assists in his last 10 games for St. Louis.
MacKinnon has 59 total points, 18 goals and 41 assists for the Avalanche. Mikko Rantanen has scored five goals and four assists in their last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Blues: 4-6-0, average 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a saving of 0.915 percent.
Avalanche: 8-2-0, an average of 3.4 goals, 6.2 assists, 5.4 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes, while 2.7 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.903 percent.
INJURIES: Blues: Colton Parayko: day in and day out (upper body), Vince Dunn: day in and day out (unknown), Carl Gunnarsson: out for the season (lower body), Oskar Sundqvist: out for the season (knees).
Avalanche: Matt Calvert: out (not disclosed), Dennis Gilbert: out (face), Philipp Grubauer: day by day (health protocols), Joonas Donskoi: day by day (covid-19), Mikko Rantanen: out (covid-19 ).