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Avalanche vs. Panthers, Game 51: Lines, Notes & How to Watch



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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

Kurtis MacDermid


Pavel Francouz

Alexandar Georgiev

Expected Florida Panthers Lines, per

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

Special Teams

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

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