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Avalanche lineup for game with Carolina Hurricanes

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Per the Avalanche, this is your projected starting lineup for tonight’s game with the Carolina Hurricanes.

92 Gabriel Landeskog – 29 Nathan MacKinnon – 13 Valeri Nichushkin
17 Tyson Jost – 37 J.T. Compher – 72 Joonas Donskoi
90 Vladislav Namestnikov – 41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – 61 Martin Kaut
83 Matt Nieto – 81Vladislav Kamenev – 25 Logan O’Connor

Defensemen
27 Ryan Graves – 8 Cale Makar
49 Samuel Girard – 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole – 16 Nikita Zadorov

Goaltenders
39 Pavel Francouz

  • So, another start for Frankie, which makes total sense. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Michael Hutchinson will make his Avalanche career debut Monday against Detroit. That would make the most sense, for a number of reasons, but the biggest: it’ll be the third game in four nights. Oh, and this Detroit team is horrible.
  • I know it looks like Nasvhille would be a more likely place to play Hutch, being the second night of a back-to-back, but I don’t know. If you want your best goalie going against the better team, then Francouz against the Predators would make more sense.
  • Andre Burakovsky is questionable for tonight. So, obviously, if he comes back that will alter those lines. My hunch is that Burky would slot in for Nichushkin on the top line,
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