Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Panthers of Florida tonight on land where Gray Panthers and Alligators once frolicked in the tall sawgrass. Game time is 7:00pm ET, 5:00pm in the mountains and will be broadcast on Altitude and NHLdotTV with Moser’s radio call available as usual.
The Avs bounced back from the listless performance in Washington with a fine win against Tampa on Thursday. Welcome back Matt Duchene! (if you thought he was missing, which you shouldn’t have). Johnny Malkin is still in Denver nursing his sore hip and visiting sick children in hospitals. Mikko Rantanen is in San Antonio for a few more days beating up on the AHL. Rene Bourque missed the Bolts game with groin issues and is day-to-day just like the rest of us. Same goes for Fedor Tyutin, Eric Gelinas will make his season debut tonight. Ben Smith was not suspended by the NHL for trying to kill Matt Duchene but Coach Bednar might consider that. Varly gets the final start of the road trip.
Landy - Mack - Iggy
Grigo - Big Carl - Dutch
Bad Andy - Colby - Comeau
Cody - Smith - Gourque
Z - EJ
Beauch - Barrie
Gelly - Weircioch
Scratched: Toots (man muscle), Rourque (man muscle), Malkin (hip flexor)
Next game will be a long time from now.
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We continue the “82 songs the Avs might have considered instead of Delirious” feature today with “Making Believe” by Social D. Enjoy.