Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) controls the puck during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Colorado Avalanche (2-2-0, fourth in the West Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-2-1, eighth in the West Division)

Anaheim, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: West Division foes Anaheim and Colorado take the ice.

Anaheim finished 9-10-2 in division games and 16-15-5 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Ducks averaged 4.0 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes per game.

Colorado went 42-20-8 overall and 10-8-2 in division play a season ago. The Avalanche scored 236 total goals last season, 46 on power plays and eight shorthanded.

The teams square off Friday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Ducks: None listed.

Avalanche: Erik Johnson: out (health protocols), Pavel Francouz: day to day (lower body), Andre Burakovsky: 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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