Carolina visits Colorado after Svechnikov's hat trick

Posted11/11/2022 7:00 AM

Carolina Hurricanes (9-4-1, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (6-4-1, third in the Central Division)

Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Colorado Avalanche after Andrei Svechnikov recorded a hat trick in the Hurricanes' 7-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Colorado is 6-4-1 overall and 3-1-1 at home. The Avalanche have given up 31 goals while scoring 39 for a +8 scoring differential.

Carolina has a 9-4-1 record overall and a 5-2-1 record in road games. The Hurricanes have a +five scoring differential, with 44 total goals scored and 39 conceded.

Saturday's game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Avalanche won 7-4 in the previous meeting. Logan O'Connor led the Avalanche with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has seven goals and nine assists for the Avalanche. Evan Rodrigues has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

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Sebastian Aho has seven goals and 10 assists for the Hurricanes. Svechnikov has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Darren Helm: out (undisclosed), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed).

Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).


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

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