The end of 2022 was not very kind to the Colorado Avalanche.
They hope 2023 starts better.
Coming off a tough 6-2 defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Avalanche hope to bounce back in the last game of their three game home stand.
Although they lost, Saturday night marked the return of superstar Nathan MacKinnon. He didn’t factor into the scoring at all, but his presence in the lineup helped spread things out for the Avalanche and will no doubt improve their chances moving forward.
On Monday night, they’ll look to end their three game losing streak.
They will get a lineup boost, as veteran Darren Helm will make his season debut and Martin Kaut will return
The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a 5-4 overtime win on New Years Eve over the Nashville Predators. They’re currently dealing with injuries of their own, much like the Avalanche, but sit atop the Pacific Division with 52 points.
This is the second matchup between the two teams this season.
Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines
Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen
Logan O’Connor – J.T. Compher – Evan Rodrigues
Andrew Cogliano – Ben Meyers – Denis Malgin
Darren Helm – Alexander Newhook – Martin Kaut
Devon Toews – Cale Makar
Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson
Andreas Englund – Brad Hunt
Expected Vegas Golden Knights lineup, per VegasHockeyNow.com
Michael Amadio- Chandler Stephenson- Mark Stone (c)
Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Phil Kessel
Jonas Rondbjerg- Jake Leschyshyn- Sheldon Rempal
Will Carrier- Nicolas Roy- Keegan Kolesar
Nicolas Hague- Alex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb- Daniil Miromanov
Ben Hutton- Brayden Pachal
Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 26.3%, 7th in NHL
Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 75.4%, 20th in NHL
Vegas Golden Knights Power Play: 25.2%, 8th in NHL
Vegas Golden Knights Penalty Kill: 77%, 19th in NHL
How to Watch
TV: Altitude2 TV, ESPN+, TVAS
Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio
Game Time: 7 PM MST