Avalanche vs. Blackhawks, Game 40: Lines, Notes & How to Watch
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
Expected Chicago Blackhawks Lines, per PuckPedia.com
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
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