Avalanche host the Blackhawks in season opener
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).