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Avalanche vs. Oilers, Game 38: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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The Colorado Avalanche will look too recapture some of the same magic they had in Rogers Place in June of last year on Saturday.

After dropping their fifth straight game on Thursday to the Canucks and falling in the standings quickly, the Avalanche will look to turn it around against the best player in the NHL.

Connor McDavid leads the NHL in a wide margin in points with 75, and slowing him down will be crucial if the Avalanche plan to get back in the win column.

On Thursday, the Avalanche lost yet another forward to injury, with Denis Malgin leaving the game due to an upper body injury. He did not take morning skate on Saturday, but it appears Evan Rodrigues will be ready to re-enter the lineup as he participated in the morning skate wearing a full contact jersey.

The Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, are currently holding onto the last playoff spot in the Western Conference with 44 points. They’re coming off a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

They boast the two leading scorers in the NHL, with McDavid and his teammate Leon Draisaitl.

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen

Alexander Newhook – J.T. Compher – Evan Rodrigues

Andrew Cogliano – Ben Meyers – Logan O’Connor

Kurtis MacDermid – Darren Helm – Martin Kaut


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Andreas Englund – Brad Hunt


Alexandar Georgiev

Jonas Johansson

Expected Edmonton Oilers Lines, per

Klim Kostin – Connor McDavid – Kailer Yamamoto

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Leon Draisaitl – Zach Hyman

Mattias Janmark – Ryan McLeod – Jesse – Puljujarvi

Dyan Holloway – James Hamblin – Derek Ryan


Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci

Brett Kulak – Tyson Barrie

Philip Broberg – Evan Bouchard


Stuart Skinner

Jack Campbell

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 25%, 8th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 76.2%, 19th in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Power Play: 31.9%, 1st in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Penalty Kill: 73.4%, 25th in NHL

How to Watch

TV: Altitude TV, ESPN+, CBC

Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Game Time: 8 PM MST

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