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
Expected Edmonton Oilers Lines, per FloridaHockeyNow.com
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
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