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Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers (5:00 p.m.)

It’s a Colorado Avalanche gameday!

Philadelphia Flyers v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

The Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers are all set for a showdown tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Can the Avalanche bounce back after their frustrating defeat to the Boston Bruins? Or will Carter Hart and the new Philadelphia Flyers steal the show?

Colorado will be without yet another key component in Artturi Lehkonen, who left Saturday’s game against the Bruins with an upper-body injury. That means Charles Hudon will get the call-up from the AHL. Jean-Luc Foudy is also now out day-to-day, meaning Jared Bednar is splitting Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen from the top line to provide depth for a very AHL-heavy side.

Projected Lineup:

Andrew Cogliano — Nathan MacKinnon — Logan O’Connor
Alex Newhook — Charles Hudon — Mikko Rantanen
Alex Galchenyuk — J.T. Compher — Martin Kaut
Dryden Hunt — Jayson Megna — Anton Blidh

Devon Toews — Cale Makar
Samuel Girard — Erik Johnson
Jacob MacDonald — Andreas Englund

Note: If this looks like an AHL roster to you, nine of the 18 players here are typically playing for the Colorado Eagles.

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