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Colorado plays Pittsburgh on 3-game win streak

April 4, 2022 GMT

Colorado Avalanche (49-14-6, first in the Central) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (41-19-10, third in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into a matchup with Pittsburgh as winners of three games in a row.

The Penguins are 19-10-5 at home. Pittsburgh averages just 3.0 penalties per game, the least in the Eastern Conference. Kris Letang leads the team averaging 0.3.

The Avalanche are 21-10-3 in road games. Colorado is third in the league averaging 3.8 goals per game, led by Mikko Rantanen with 35.

The teams square off for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Letang leads the Penguins with 53 assists and has 60 points this season. Sidney Crosby has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Devon Toews leads the Avalanche with a plus-46 in 58 games this season. Rantanen has eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .944 save percentage.

INJURIES: Penguins: Jason Zucker: day to day (knee).

Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Nazem Kadri: out (upper-body), Samuel Girard: out (lower body), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.