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Avalanche vs. Red Wings, Game 42: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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Saturday night for the Colorado Avalanche felt a little bit like the dam breaking for the offense.

But none of that will matter if they can’t carry that momentum over to Monday afternoon.

The Avalanche completely dominated the Ottawa Senators on their way to a 7-0 route. Mikko Rantanen, Alex Newhook, and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice, with Brad Hunt adding the other goal. Pavel Francouz started in net and stopped all 29 shots he faced.

The team could potentially get a big boost to the lineup in the form of Valeri Nichushkin. The large Russian winger practiced with the team on Sunday afternoon. If he tells the coaching staff he feels healthy, he would bolster the forward core in a big way. Nichushkin showed up to the rink early, so it’s a good indication he will play.

The Avalanche also recalled Anton Blidh Monday morning.

The Detroit Red Wings currently sit six points back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They’re coming off a 4-3 loss to the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets.

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

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Evan Rodrigues

Valeri Nichushin – J.T. Compher – Mikko Rantanen

Andrew Cogliano – Alex Newhook – Logan O’Connor

Anton Blidh – Ben Meyers


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Kurtis MacDermid – Brad Hunt

Andreas Englund


Alexandar Georgiev

Pavel Francouz

Expected Detroit Red Wings Lines, per


Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Dominik Kubalik – Michael Rasmussen – David Perron

Robby Fabbri – Andrew Copp – Jonatan Berggren

Adam Erne – Joe Valeno – Oskar Sundqvist


Jake Walmen – Moritz Seider

Ben Chiarot – Filip Hronek

Olli Maatta – Jordan Oesterle


Ville Husso

Magnus Hellberg

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 23.2%, 13th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 75.6%, 21st in NHL

Detroit Red Wings Power Play: 20.3%, 22nd in NHL

Detroit Red Wings Penalty Kill: 75.8%, 20th in NHL

How to Watch

TV: ESPN+, Altitude TV, BSDET

Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Game Time: 1:00 PM MST

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