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Game 46 Preview: Canucks @ Avalanche

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After yet another embarrassing loss, the Avalanche (13-30-2) play their last game before the All-Star break against the Vancouver Canucks (22-20-6).

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Duchene was sick Monday night. The illness kept him out of Tuesday's practice too. Duchene and Avalanche fans have something in common. They're sick; sick of losing, and losing badly. The Avalanche allowed four goals in the third period to Patrick Marleau Monday night, something that had not happen in nearly 20 years when Mario Lemieux accomplished the feat. Nothing against Patrick Marleau, but he's no Mario Lemieux, and 20 years; that's historically bad.

Wednesday night will be the Avs' last game before the All-Star break. We'll see if Matt Duchene will play. We'll also see if five days off will help cure whatever it is that ills this Avalanche franchise.

LINES

Grigorenko-MacKinnon-Rantanen

Landeskog-Soderberg-Nieto

Comeau-Mitchell-Iginla

Colborne-O'Brien-Martinsen

Zadorov-Tyutin

Beauchemin-Goloubef

Wiercioch-Gelinas

Pickard

Martin

NOTES

Tyson Barrie and Rene Bourque were placed on the IR Tuesday.

- The Avalanche recalled Jim O'Brien from San Antonio for insurance

- In honor of Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs next goal song entry...

GAME INFO

Game time: 7:30pm MT

TV: ALT, SN 360, SNP