Ducks at Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche attempt to extend their winning streak to seven games when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Monday afternoon. Colorado is in the midst of a stretch during which it plays nine of 10 at home, which began with a loss to Arizona but has followed with six straight victories - including Saturday's 4-1 triumph at Dallas.
Rookie Alexander Kerfoot recorded a goal and an assist in the win, giving him four points in his last two contests as the Avalanche already have surpassed their victory and point totals from last season. The Ducks will be wrapping up their month-opening five-game road trip during which they are 2-1-1 after Saturday's 4-2 triumph at Los Angeles. Anaheim will be without iron man Andrew Cogliano against Colorado, however, as the veteran left wing received a two-game suspension for an interference infraction against the Kings' Adrian Kempe. The 30-year-old Cogliano, who has not missed a contest since making his NHL debut with Edmonton on Oct. 4, 2007, will have his streak of 830 consecutive games played - the fourth-longest run in league history - come to a halt.
TV: 3 p.m. ET, Prime Ticket (Anaheim), Altitude (Colorado)
ABOUT THE DUCKS (20-15-9): With Cogliano out, newcomer J.T. Brown could make his debut for Anaheim on Monday. The 27-year-old right wing was claimed off waivers on Sunday from Tampa Bay, with which he registered one goal and three assists in 24 games this season. Ondrej Kase recorded his second career two-goal performance on Saturday to tie Jakob Silfverberg (11) for second on the team in tallies and added an assist for his first three-point effort in the NHL.
ABOUT THE AVALANCHE (23-16-3): All-Star Nathan MacKinnon, who leads the team with 53 points, had his five-game assist streak halted Saturday but scored a goal to give him points in six consecutive contests. The 22-year-old center has collected four tallies and nine assists during the run. Left wing Matt Nieto, who is five points shy of 100 for his career, is slated to play in his 300th NHL game on Monday.
1. Avalanche G Jonathan Bernier has won a career high-tying five straight decisions while filling in for the injured Semyon Varlamov (lower body).
2. Anaheim captain C Ryan Getzlaf has collected 18 points over his last 13 contests and is one assist shy of 600 for his career.
3. Colorado's winning streak is its longest since a six-game run from March 25-April 5, 2014.