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Game 25 Preview: Avalanche @ Bruins

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As the losing streak reaches six games, the Avs (9-14-1) head to Boston (15-10-2) to take another shot at winning.

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On the bright side, at least the losing is getting better. The Avs put together a valiant effort in Nashville, but never could find a lead. One blown high stick call also kept the Avs good looking top power play unit from netting another power play goal to tie the game. Unfortunately, that strong effort from the Avalanche just ended in another notch in the loss column.

Now the Avs head to Boston Thursday night to take on the Bruins. The Bruins fell to the Capitals on Wednesday in overtime. After two seasons outside the playoffs, the Bruins are looking to return to the playoffs. The Bruins are looking to do so behind the skill of 20-year-old David Pastrnak. Through 22 games, Pastrnak already has a career high in goals, leading the Bruins with his 16 goals and sitting just one goal behind the NHL lead of Patrik Laine and Sidney Crosby. Pastrnak and the Bruins will look to rebound Thursday night and extend the Avalanche's loss streak to seven.

LINES

Mitchell-Duchene-Rantanen

Bourque-MacKinnon-Comeau

Grigorenko-Soderberg-Iginla

McLeod-Colborne-Martinsen

Zadorov-Barrie

Beauchemin-Goloubef

Tyutin-Wierchioch

Varlamov

Pickard

NOTES

- The Avs have scored the first goal of a game only six times this season.

- With two power play goals on Tuesday night, Matt Duchene reclaimed the team lead in goals with nine on the season. All of his goals have come on the road.

Gabriel Landeskog was initially expected to return to the Avs line-up tonight, but he was unable to participate in Wednesday's practice due to flu-like symptoms. He is expected now to return Saturday in Montreal.

GAME INFO

Game time: 5pm MT

TV: ALT