Dallas Stars (3-5-1, 7 pts) @ Colorado Avalanche (4-4-0, 8 pts)
8:00 PM CT
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Goals – 20th, Goals Against – 11th, Power Play – 30th, Penalty Kill – 22nd
For Dallas, there might not be a better time to play the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have been riddled with injuries lately as captain Gabriel Landeskog has a head injury (possibly a concussion) and Steve Downie went down with a year-ending ACL injury. Last season’s point leader Ryan O’Reilly continues to hold out and David Jones has a nagging knee issue (though he could play tonight).
Despite those injuries, the Avs have managed to win their last games and put up some of their highest goal totals of the season. Paul Stastny and P.A Parenteau have raised their games and carried the team in the absence of the other offensive leaders.
Dallas has to especially watch out for Matt Duchene though. He’s been a killer against the Stars the past few seasons a...