Colorado visits Panarin and the Rangers
Colorado Avalanche (13-7-2, fourth in the Central) vs. New York Rangers (17-4-3, second in the Metropolitan)
New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers +124, Avalanche -147; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Artemi Panarin and New York square off against Colorado. Panarin ranks fifth in the league with 30 points, scoring nine goals and totaling 21 assists.
The Rangers are 8-1-1 on their home ice. New York is eighth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.0 assists per game, led by Adam Fox with 0.9.
The Avalanche are 6-5-1 on the road. Colorado has scored 91 goals and is the top team in the Western Conference averaging 4.1 goals per game. Cale Makar leads the team with 11.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Panarin leads the Rangers with 30 points, scoring nine goals and registering 21 assists. Chris Kreider has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games for New York.
Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 21 total assists and has 31 points. Makar has nine goals over the last 10 games for Colorado.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 9-1-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.
Avalanche: 7-2-1, averaging 4.9 goals, 8.3 assists, four penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .871 save percentage.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Avalanche: Bowen Byram: day to day (upper body), J.T. Compher: out (upper-body), Darcy Kuemper: day to day (upper body), Ryan Murray: day to day (lower body).