The Colorado Avalanche will look to salvage their road trip on Saturday evening in Florida.
After losing the first game of the road trip in overtime, the Avalanche took a beating on Thursday night. They were shut out by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first matchup between the teams since the Stanley Cup final.
The lineup for the Avalanche is expected to look the same. They did waive Brad Hunt on Saturday morning, but there is no one healthy to replace him in the lineup. Josh Manson is currently on the trip, but is not expected to play just yet.
Pavel Francouz is expected to be in net.
The Florida Panthers have won three straight games as they make a late season push towards a playoff spot. They currently sit two points out of a Wild Card spot.
This is the second and final matchup between the two teams this season. They played each other at Ball Arena last month, with the Panthers winning 5-4.
Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines
Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Valeri Nichushkin
Evan Rodrigues – J.T. Compher – Mikko Rantanen
Matt Nieto – Alex Newhook – Denis Malgin
Logan O’Connor – Andrew Cogliano
Devon Toews – Bowen Byram
Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson
Andreas Englund – Brad Hunt
Expected Florida Panthers Lines, per FloridaHockeyNow.com
15 Anton Lundell // 27 Eetu Luostarinen // 13 Sam Reinhart
23 Carter Verhaeghe // 9 Sam Bennett // 19 Matthew Tkachuk
94 Ryan Lomberg // 6 Colin White // 21 Nick Cousins
71 Chris Tierney // 12 Eric Staal // 54 Givani Smith
42 Gus Forsling // 5 Aaron Ekblad
62 Brandon Montour // 18 Marc Staal
28 Josh Mahura // 7 Radko Gudas
72 Sergei Bobrovsky
30 Spencer Knight
Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 23.6%, 11th in NHL
Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 76.1%, 22ndth in NHL
Florida Panthers Power Play: 23.7%, 10th in NHL
Florida Panthers Penalty Kill: 75.4%, 25th in NHL
How to Watch
TV: Altitude TV
Radio: 92.5 FM Altitude Sports Radio
Game Time: 4:00 PM MST