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Avalanche vs. Blues, Game 48: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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Last game before the All-Star break. For the Colorado Avalanche, can’t hold anything back.

Two days after a tough loss to the lowly Anaheim Ducks, the Avalanche will take on the St. Louis Blues. It’s the final game for the Avalanche before their bye week, that leads into the All-Star break. Mikko Rantanen led the way with two goals against the Ducks, and Matt Nieto made his season debut with the Avalanche after being acquired from San Jose.

There’s a chance the Avalanche will be able to play with 12 natural forwards. Valeri Nichushkin, who missed Thursday’s game with an upper body injury, is listed as questionable. The Avalanche are 15-3-2 when Nichushkin is in the lineup.

The playoff hopes for the Blues are slipping away, and they may be sellers at the trade deadline at this rate. They currently sit eight points out of a playoff spot. They will be without forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Pavel Buchnevich due to injury.

This will be the third meeting between the two teams this season.

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen

Matt Nieto – J.T. Compher – Denis Malgin

Evan Rodrigues – Alex Newhook – Logan O’Connor

Kurtis MacDermid – Ben Meyers – Andrew Cogliano


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Andreas Englund – Brad Hunt


Alexandar Georgiev

Pavel Francouz

Expected St. Louis Blues Lines, per

Brandon Saad – Robert Thomas – Jordan Kyrou

Ivan Barbashev – Brayden Schenn – Vladimir Tarasenko

Jake Neighbours – Logan Brown – Josh Leivo

Alexei Toropchenko – Noel Accairi – Tyler Pitlick


Nick Leddy – Colton Parayko

Torey Krug – Justin Faulk

Niko Mikkola – Calle Rosen


Jordan Bennington

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 24.8%, 7th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 77.2%, 18th in NHL

St. Louis Blues Power Play: 22.1%, 15th in NHL

St. Louis Blues Penalty Kill: 74.6%, 25th in NHL

How to Watch


Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio

Game Time: 1:00 PM MST

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