Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen in the second period of an NHL hockey game Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Los Angeles. Rantanen and the Avalanche meet the Kings against Thursday. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0, second in the West Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-1-2, eighth in the West Division)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles comes into the matchup with Colorado as losers of three straight games.

Los Angeles finished 10-13-1 in division play and 19-13-2 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Kings scored 2.5 goals per game while allowing opponents to average 3.0 last season.

Colorado finished 42-20-8 overall and 10-8-2 in division action in the 2019-20 season. The Avalanche scored 46 power play goals on 241 power play opportunities last season.

The teams meet for the second straight game.

INJURIES: Kings: 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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