Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar skates against Seattle Kraken center Colin Blackwell during an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Seattle. The Avalanche, who won that matchup 7-3, play hist to Seattle Monday night. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Seattle Kraken (10-19-4, eighth in the Pacific) vs. Colorado Avalanche (21-8-2, third in the Central)

Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle heads into the matchup against Colorado as losers of five games in a row.

The Avalanche are 12-4-0 against Western Conference opponents. Colorado has scored 134 goals and is the NHL leader averaging 4.3 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 16.

The Kraken are 4-14-0 in conference games. Seattle is last in the Western Conference shooting 28.1 shots per game.

In their last meeting on Nov. 19, Colorado won 7-3. Cale Makar scored a team-high two goals for the Avalanche in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 16 goals and has 40 points. Nathan MacKinnon has 14 assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Carson Soucy leads the Kraken with a plus-eight in 25 games this season. Calle Jarnkrok has 8 points over the last 10 games for Seattle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-1-0, averaging five goals, 8.6 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

Kraken: 2-6-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with an .880 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: None listed.

Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body), Jeremy Lauzon: out (health protocols).

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

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