Colorado Avalanche left wing Andre Burakovsky, front left, is congratulated after scoring a goal by center Nazem Kadri, front right, and, from back left, defensemen Samuel Girard and Erik Johnson and left wing Brandon Saad in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Denver. The Avalanche visit the Minnesota Wild Saturday night. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Avalanche (5-3-0, second in the West Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (5-3-0, third in the West Division)

St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Colorado visits the Minnesota Wild after Nazem Kadri scored two goals in the Avalanche’s 3-0 victory over the Sharks.

Minnesota went 8-10-1 in division action and 19-11-5 at home in the 2019-20 season. Goalies for the Wild compiled an .897 save percentage while giving up 3.0 goals on 30.5 shots per game last season.

Colorado finished 42-20-8 overall and 10-8-2 in division play in the 2019-20 season. The Avalanche recorded 399 assists on 236 total goals last season.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

INJURIES: Wild: Alex Stalock: out (health protocols), Cam Talbot: out (lower body). Avalanche: Erik Johnson: out (health protocols), Matt Calvert: out indefinitely (upper body), Pavel Francouz: day to day (lower body).

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