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Avalanche vs. Panthers, Game 39: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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The losing streak is over for the Colorado Avalanche.

Now they’ll look to start piecing together some wins.

Three nights after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in overtime, the Avalanche will play a quick home game against the Florida Panthers before heading back on the road for one more game.

Bowen Byram and Josh Manson skated by themselves on Monday, but don’t expect either of them to come back anytime soon. Valeri Nichushkin also does not appear to be an option to return at the moment, so the Avalanche will run back the same lineup on Tuesday night. The Avalanche have decided to let his ankle heal.

Jacob MacDonald’s wife had a baby yesterday, but he’s expected to be in the lineup for this evening’s game. In other news, Pavel Francouz is healthy enough to backup Georgiev tonight.

The Florida Panthers, fresh off winning the Presidents Trophy last season, are struggling halfway through their year. They sit six points out of a playoff spot, coming off a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Stars.

This is the first of two matchups between the teams this season.

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Evan Rodrigues

Alexander Newhook – J.T. Compher – Mikko Rantanen

Andrew Cogliano – Ben Meyers – Logan O’Connor

Jacob MacDonald – Darren Helm – Martin Kaut


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Kurtis MacDermid – Brad Hunt


Alexandar Georgiev

Pavel Francouz

Expected Edmonton Oilers Lines, per


23 Carter Verhaeghe // 16 Sasha Barkov // 19 Matthew Tkachuk

27 Eetu Luostarinen // 9 Sam Bennett // 13 Sam Reinhart

6 Colin White // 15 Anton Lundell // 21 Nick Cousins

94 Ryan Lomberg // 12 Eric Staal // 54 Givani Smith


42 Gus Forsling // 5 Aaron Ekblad

18 Marc Staal // 62 Brandon Montour

28 Josh Mahura // 7 Radko Gudas


30 Spencer Knight

72 Sergei Bobrovsky

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 24.2%, 11th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 75.6%, 19th in NHL

Florida Panthers Power Play: 20.3%, 21st in NHL

Florida Panthers Penalty Kill: 75%, 22nd in NHL

How to Watch


Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Game Time: 7:30 PM MST

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