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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal with right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Blues vs. Avalanche

When, where: 7 p.m. Monday, Enterprise Center.

TV, radio: FSM, WXOS (101.1 FM)

About the Avalanche: At 7-0-1 following Saturday’s 6-2 thrashing of Tampa Bay, Colorado remains the NHL’s only team without a regulation loss. Its 15 points are the most for the club through eight games in franchise history.

Colorado has scored four or more goals in six of its eight games and leads the NHL in scoring, averaging 4.38 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen has five goals, followed by Nathan MacKinnon, Andre Burakovsky and Tyson Jost with four each. Jost got three of those goals against Tampa for his first NHL hat trick. The offseason acquisitions of Burakovksy (trade), Nazem Kadri (trade) and Joonas Donskoi (free agency) have brought much-needed scoring depth up front.

Monday’s contest is the fifth of six consecutive road games for Colorado, which plays the Blues five times this season. The Blues won all four matchups with the Avalanche 4-0 last season, with three games going to overtime or shootout.

Jim Thomas


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