While the attention of the hockey world is on the trade deadline, the Colorado Avalanche are preparing for a game tonight. The Avs will hit the ice looking to get a second win against the Vancouver Canucks in less than a week.
Last Tuesday, Colorado had a huge come from behind overtime win in Vancouver. The game saw the Avalanche explode for 5 powerplay goals and was a milestone night for Nathan MacKinnon.
Trying to keep pace in the Wildcard race, the Avs need a big win against the lowly Canucks tonight that are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
As of right now, everyone - including Blake Comeau - is expected to be in the lineup. This could change as the day goes on.
Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Colin Wilson - Alexander Kerfoot - J.T. Compher
Matt Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
Gabriel Bourque - Tyson Jost - Nail Yakupov
Nikita Zadorov - Tyson Barrie
Samuel Girard - Patrik Nemeth
Duncan Siemens - David Warsofsky