Avalanche visit the Penguins after Johansen’s 2-goal game

Colorado Avalanche (6-0, first in the Central Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (2-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Pittsburgh Penguins after Ryan Johansen scored two goals in the Avalanche’s 7-4 win against the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh went 40-31-11 overall and 23-13-5 in home games a season ago. The Penguins scored 63 power-play goals last season on 290 total chances (3.5 chances per game).

Colorado had a 51-24-7 record overall and a 31-11-2 record on the road last season. The Avalanche averaged 3.3 goals on 33.3 shots per game last season.

INJURIES: Penguins: John Ludvig: day to day (undisclosed), Mark Pysyk: out (lower-body), Will Butcher: out (undisclosed).

Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out (groin).

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