Preseason Game Four
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Pepsi Center
Other guys: Defending Big D
How: No T.V. >:( but can be heard on Altitude Sports Radio FM 92.5
The Colorado Avalanche will throw out their B-Team for what is most-likely the last time this preseason against an equally AHL team fro mthe Dallas Stars organization. Early predictions are that this game will show a lot of players trying their hardest to win one of the last spots open in the NHL, but for the most part, we’re probably in for a sloppy hockey game.
Preseason Game Notes vs. Dallas (Sept. 26, 2018): https://t.co/hDOXwS5jFS— Avalanche PR (@AvsPR) September 26, 2018
The Avalanche will sport a mostly-AHL roster against the Stars. The only sure-fire NHLers on this roster will be forwards Matt Calvert, Carl Soderberg, Colin Wilson, and Sven Andrighetto, the defense pairing of Nikita Zadorov and Patrik Nemeth, and netminder Semyon Varlamov. 2018 first-round pick. Martin Kaut will also dress for those interested to see his development (which should be everyone).
Semyon Varlamov get’s the start tonight with Pavel Francouz filling in as the back-up.
As mentioned above, the Stars also have a large part of their Calder Cup finalist Texas Stars on the ice for tonight’s game. Most eyes should be on fringe young players like Honka, Nichushkin, and Texas’ first line in Dickinson, Dowling, and Elie.
The Dallas Stars
Ben Bishop will be in net for the Stars, with Landon Bow serving as the backup.
For more on the game, read this mornings Morning Flurries by Cat. She shares the same sentiment as me regarding how this game will go. NHL.com/Avalanche also has their preview out. Check it out for some pregame quotes from the coach and squad.
*We will update this article with lines and pairings as soon as they come out.