Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche

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

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -421, Blackhawks +324; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche start the season at home against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Colorado had a 56-19-7 record overall and went 23-8-5 in Central Division games last season. Goalies for the Avalanche averaged 29.2 saves per game last season while allowing 2.8 goals per game.

Chicago went 5-15-6 in Central Division play and had a 28-42-12 record overall last season. The Blackhawks scored 213 goals while giving up 289 for a -76 goal differential last season.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out (lower-body).

Blackhawks: Jake McCabe: out (spine), Caleb Jones: out (shoulder), Boris Katchouk: out (ankle).

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Colorado Avalanche Win 2001 Stanley Cup Championship

The 2001 Stanley Cup Finals was a hard-fought series between the two top teams in the NHL. The series was extremely physical and would go 7 games - with the Avs having to win the final two games to win the title. Here is a look back at some great Colorado Avalanche history - and a closer look at that thrilling series.

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