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Avalanche vs. Flyers, Game 47: Lines, Starting Goalies & How To Watch



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The Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers want you to get on with your day, so they’re starting their game nice on early on Saturday afternoon.

This will mark the second and final matchup between the two teams this season, as the Flyers beat the Avalanche at Ball Arena last month. Ivan Prosvetov started that game for Colorado, but it’s expected to be Alexandar Georgiev in net for the Avalanche on Saturday.

Nathan MacKinnon continues to be one of the hottest players in the NHL, as he’s riding a 10 game point streak at the moment. It’s possible but unlikely that he gets some additional help for this game. Artturi Lehkonen is close to a return, but Jared Bednar has seemed to indicate that a return is more likely on Wednesday night against the Capitals. Lehkonen skated with the team in a blue jersey on Friday, so there’s an outside chance he plays.

Bowen Byram is also unlikely to play, so expect the Avalanche to use the same lineup they have the last few games when they take on the Flyers.

Philadelphia is one of the biggest surprises in the NHL this season. Most expected them to be near the bottom of the league, but they’re currently in second place in the Metro Division and are on a five game winning streak. They are coming off a dominant win over the Dallas Stars, where they outshot Dallas 43-15. Owen Tippett scored a highlight reel goal late in that game, giving him 18 on the season.

Carter Hart is expected to start for the Flyers against the Avalanche.

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines

Jonathan Drouin – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen

Miles Wood – Ross Colton – Logan O’Connor

Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Johansen – Joel Kiviranta

Kurtis MacDermid – Fredrik Olofsson – Jason Polin


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Sam Girard –  Josh Manson

Jack Johnson – Sam Malinski


Alexandar Georgiev

Expected Philadelphia Flyers Lineup

Joel Farabee – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny

Owen Tippett – Morgan Frost – Bobby Brink

Tyson Foerster – Scott Laughton – Cam Atkinson

Ryan Poehling – Garnet Hathaway


Travis Sanheim – Jamie Drysdale

Nick Seeler – Rasmus Ristolainen

Cam York – Sean Walker

Egor Zamula


Carter Hart

Special Teams

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 24.9%, 8th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 81.3%, 11th in NHL

Philadelphia Flyers Power Play: 12.6%, 32nd in NHL

Philadelphia Flyers Penalty Kill: 86.5%, 2nd in NHL

How to Watch

TV: ESPN+, Altitude TV

Radio: 92.5 Altitude Radio

Game Time: 11:00 AM MST

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