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Canucks take on the Avalanche in Western Conference play

Vancouver Canucks (13-5-1, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (11-6, second in the Central Division)

Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -168, Canucks +143; over/under is 6.5BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks hit the ice in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference.

Colorado has an 11-6 record overall and a 5-2-0 record on its home ice. The Avalanche have gone 7-1-0 in games they convert at least one power play.

Vancouver has a 6-4-0 record in road games and a 13-5-1 record overall. The Canucks have given up 46 goals while scoring 78 for a +32 scoring differential.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ross Colton has scored six goals with two assists for the Avalanche. Valeri Nichushkin has six goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

Elias Pettersson has eight goals and 20 assists for the Canucks. Brock Boeser has seven goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-5-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Canucks: 7-3-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Chris Wagner: out (achilles), Artturi Lehkonen: out (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin), Jean-Luc Foudy: out (lower body), Samuel Girard: day to day (undisclosed).

Canucks: Pius Suter: day to day (undisclosed), Guillaume Brisebois: out (upper-body), Carson Soucy: out (foot), Tucker Poolman: out (head).


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