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Avalanche vs. Blackhawks, Game 40: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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After a victory in Edmonton, it looked like the Colorado Avalanche had stopped the bleeding.

It was only temporary.

Done in again by their inability to play a full 60 minutes, the Colorado Avalanche fell to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday by a score of 5-4. It was their sixth loss in seven games, and their fourth consecutive loss at home.

Do not expect any lineup changes in terms of skaters for the Avalanche. Head coach Jared Bednar said after practice yesterday that they believe they have the players on the roster to get them out of this. While injured players are skating, there is no timeline for any of their returns.

The only potential change for the Avalanche may come in net, as Pavel Francouz is healthy and ready to go.

The Avalanche will face a Chicago Blackhawks team that currently has the least amount of points in the league with 24. They will also be without Patrick Kane, who was placed on injured reserve. The Blackhawks are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames.

This will be the second matchup between the teams this year. Colorado beat Chicago on opening night by a score of 5-2.

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Evan Rodrigues

Alexander Newhook – J.T. Compher – Mikko Rantanen

Andrew Cogliano – Darren Helm – Logan O’Connor

Jacob MacDonald – Ben Meyers – Martin Kaut


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Kurtis MacDermid – Brad Hunt


Alexandar Georgiev

Pavel Francouz

Expected Chicago Blackhawks Lines, per


Philipp Kurashev – Max Tomi – Lukas Reichel

Tyler Johnson – Jonathan Toews – Taylor Raddysh

Morgan Entwistle – Jason Dickinson – Andreas Athanasiou

Colin Blackwell – Sam Lafferty – Reese Johnson


Jake McCabe – Seth Jones

Jack Johnson – Connor Murphy

Isaak Phillips – Caleb Jones


Petr Mrazek

Jaxson Stauber

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 23.7%, 13th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 74.4%, 22nd in NHL

Chicago Blackhawks Power Play: 19.7%, 23rd in NHL

Chicago Blackhawks Penalty Kill: 72.5%, 28th in NHL

How to Watch

TV: ESPN+, Altitude TV, NBC Sports

Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Game Time: 6:30 PM MST

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