Colorado hosts Washington following O'Connor's hat trick

Wed, Jan 24, 2024
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Colorado hosts Washington following O'Connor's hat trick

Washington Capitals (22-17-6, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (30-14-3, second in the Central Division)

Denver; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Avalanche -249, Capitals +203; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche host the Washington Capitals after Logan O'Connor's hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Avalanche's 7-4 win.

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Colorado has an 18-5-0 record at home and a 30-14-3 record overall. The Avalanche have gone 28-4-3 when scoring at least three goals.

Washington has a 9-10-2 record in road games and a 22-17-6 record overall. The Capitals have a 16-2-3 record when scoring three or more goals.

The teams meet Wednesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikko Rantanen has scored 26 goals with 34 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has seven goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games.

John Carlson has three goals and 24 assists for the Capitals. T.J. Oshie has scored six goals and added one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 7-3-0, averaging 4.4 goals, 7.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Capitals: 4-6-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (illness), Artturi Lehkonen: out (neck), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin).

Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Sonny Milano: out (upper body).

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