Opponent: Boston Bruins (20-3-6)
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Puck drop: 5:00 pm MT
Watch: ALT, NESN
Opponents Beat: Stanley Cup of Chowder
Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche look to make it an Original Six sweep with wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and hopefully the Boston Bruins. The Avs are playing their third game in four nights against a Bruins team that is coming off a 4-3 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Both sides are missing one of their key centres as both Nazem Kadri and Patrice Bergeron will miss this game. Gabriel Landeskog is back for his second game since his injury, scoring a goal and playing 18:34 against the Habs in the win.
Nazem Kadri is out day-to-day with a lower body injury, so Burkovsky is taking his spot on the second line with Compher and Landeskog. Logan O’Connor was sent to the AHL recently so Kamenev is on the fourth line with Jost and Tynan.
Joonas Donskoi - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Babe Landeskog - J.T. Compher - Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin - P.E. Bellemare - Matt Nieto
Vladislav Kamenev - Tyson Jost - T.J. Tynan
Ryan Graves - Cale Makar
Samuel Girard - Nikita Zadorov
Mark Barberio - Ian Cole
The Bruins are still without Patrice Bergeron (thank god), but he did skate in a non-contract jersey yesterday morning at practice and considering his history of unnecessarily playing through injuries, he might show up in warm-ups.
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork - Par Lindholm - Nick Ritchie
Joakim Nordstrom - Sean Kuraly - Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
John Moore - Mark Grzelcyk
Philipp Grubauer and Jaroslav Halak are likely to be the goaltending duo tonight.
Philipp Grubauer is the first goalie off the ice and will start against the Bruins. #Avs— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) December 7, 2019