Canucks take on the Avalanche on losing streak

Colorado Avalanche (19-14-3, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (16-17-3, sixth in the Pacific Division)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks enter a matchup against the Colorado Avalanche after losing three in a row.

Vancouver has a 7-10-1 record in home games and a 16-17-3 record overall. The Canucks have a 16-3-3 record when scoring at least three goals.

Colorado has a 19-14-3 record overall and a 10-7-0 record on the road. The Avalanche have a +two scoring differential, with 104 total goals scored and 102 conceded.

Thursday’s game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Canucks won the last matchup 4-3. Bo Horvat scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elias Pettersson has 17 goals and 27 assists for the Canucks. Horvat has scored eight goals with five assists over the last 10 games.

Nathan MacKinnon has nine goals and 27 assists for the Avalanche. Mikko Rantanen has scored six goals with five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 4-6-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Avalanche: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canucks: Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Travis Dermott: out (concussion), Tanner Pearson: out (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).

Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Pavel Francouz: out (lower-body), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Evan Rodrigues: day to day (upper-body), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed), Andrew Cogliano: out (undisclosed).

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