Los Angeles visits Colorado after Lizotte’s 2-goal game
Los Angeles Kings (39-26-10, third in Pacific) vs. Colorado Avalanche (52-14-6, first in Central)
Denver; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Avalanche -255, Kings +205; plus/minus is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles visits the Colorado Avalanche after Blake Lizotte scored twice in the Kings’ 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
The Avalanche are 32-7-4 in Western Conference play. Colorado is third in the NHL with an average of 3.8 goals per game, led by Mikko Rantanen with 35.
The Kings are 9-10-3 against Pacific opponents. Los Angeles ranks 32nd in the NHL with 35.0 shots per game and a 2.8 goal average.
In their last meeting on March 15, Colorado won 3-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 57 assists and 83 points this season. Rantanen has six goals in Colorado’s last 10 games.
Anze Kopitar has 62 total points while scoring 18 goals and adding 44 assists for the Kings. Adrian Kempe has four goals and five assists in Los Angeles’ last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 8-1-1, averaged 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .934 save percentage .
Kings: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Nazem Kadri: out (upper body), Ryan Murray: out (hand/wrist).
Kings: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.