||8 MT / 10 ET / 3 GMT
|35-21-6||March 3rd, 2010
|76 pts||Honda Center
6th in West
11th in West
The dust has settled, and now it's time to finish off this long day with some hockey. Hopefully, the Avalanche will give a little more effort than they did on Monday night. They are still in good shape in the playoff race and the chase for a division title, but that will change with a few more nights like the last game.
The Avs will have one new face in the lineup tonight - forward Peter Mueller. Where he plays is anyone's guess at this point, but he will be wearing #88 as he did in Phoenix. Kevin Porter has been assigned to Lake Erie along with the other player grabbed in the Yelle deal, Harrison Reed. Yelle, according to Dater, will not be in the lineup tonight. Hejduk is out as well. With the injury to Yip and the recall of Ryan Stoa, that leaves the following forwards available for tonight (with some quick and dirty line combos which probably bear no resemblance to what we'll actually see):
- Galiardi - Stastny - Stewart
- Stoa - Duchene - Mueller
- McLeod - O'Reilly - Svatos
- Durno - Hendricks - Tucker
On defense, Kyle Cumiskey is out again tonight (but skated today, according to AD). That leaves 7 healthy defensemen so roll d6+1 to see who will be the scratch.
Do I need to tell you who will be between the pipes? Didn't think so.
Paul's Coffey has the recap tonight. Go Avs!