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Avalanche enter matchup against the Capitals on losing streak

Colorado Avalanche (32-17-4, second in the Central Division) vs. Washington Capitals (23-20-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche look to break their four-game slide with a victory over the Washington Capitals.

Washington has a 13-8-5 record in home games and a 23-20-8 record overall. The Capitals have given up 154 goals while scoring 121 for a -33 scoring differential.

Colorado is 12-12-4 on the road and 32-17-4 overall. The Avalanche serve 10.0 penalty minutes per game to rank 10th in NHL play.

The matchup Tuesday is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Avalanche won 6-2 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alexander Ovechkin has scored 13 goals with 23 assists for the Capitals. John Carlson has five assists over the past 10 games.

Cale Makar has 13 goals and 47 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has nine goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Avalanche: 4-5-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, four penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

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

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

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by

Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.