Top Central teams face off in Wild-Avalanche matchup

March 27, 2022 GMT

Colorado Avalanche (46-14-5, first in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (39-20-4, second in the Central)

St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild +108, Avalanche -130; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The top two teams in the Central face off when the Minnesota Wild take on the Colorado Avalanche.

The Wild are 9-8-1 against opponents from the Central. Minnesota has scored 229 goals and ranks second in the Western Conference averaging 3.6 goals per game. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 35.

The Avalanche are 13-5-2 against opponents from the Central. Colorado ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 35.1 shots per game and is averaging 3.8 goals.

In their last meeting on Jan. 17, Colorado won 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Goligoski leads the Wild with a plus-34 in 58 games this season. Kaprizov has nine goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

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Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 54 total assists and has 79 points. Nathan MacKinnon has six goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.3 assists, four penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

INJURIES: Wild: None listed.

Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), 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.