Colorado Avalanche left wing Brandon Saad (20) knocks the puck away from Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Avalanche and Golden Knights meet Saturday and will play for the third straight game. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Vegas Golden Knights (10-3-1, second in the West Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (8-4-1, third in the West Division)

Stateline; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts Vegas trying to continue its four-game home winning streak.

The Avalanche are 8-4-1 against the rest of their division. Colorado has converted on 25% of power-play opportunities, scoring 14 power-play goals.

The Golden Knights are 10-3-1 against West Division opponents. Vegas is 10th in the Nhl averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Mark Stone with 0.9.

The teams square off for the third game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has 15 total points for the Avalanche, three goals and 12 assists. Cale Makar has 9 points over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Alec Martinez leads the Golden Knights with a plus-nine in 14 games this season. Max Pacioretty has 9 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-3-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.

Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 2.7 goals, five assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Matt Calvert: out (upper body), Cale Makar: day to day (upper body).

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: day to day (upper body).

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

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