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Open Thread: Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes (7:00 p.m.)

It’s a Colorado Avalanche gameday!

Colorado Avalanche v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

After a couple troubling losses on the road the Colorado Avalanche are looking to extend their four-game home win streak before the mandatory three-day holiday break. Sandwiched around that Christmas time-off is a pair of home-and-home games with the Arizona Coyotes. First up is tonight at Ball Arena before traveling to The Mullett four days from now. Will the Avalanche bring us holiday cheer?

Arizona has given the Avalanche trouble for a couple seasons now as they ascend out of their rebuild as a legitimate playoff contender. After a disappointing overtime loss less than a month ago the Avalanche are looking for a little payback and a win will keep Arizona firmly in the rearview for now.

Colorado Avalanche

There aren’t many lineup changes expected after a win but Ben Meyers was sent back to the Colorado Eagles and played last night indicating that Andrew Cogliano is good to go after his latest absence. Nathan MacKinnon and Josh Manson took the morning skate off but are expected to play tonight. Both Samuel Girard and Artturi Lehkonen, in non-contact, participated in morning skate as they moved closer to a return to the lineup.

Valeri Nichushkin — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Miles Wood — Ross Colton — Jonathan Drouin
Andrew Cogliano — Ryan Johansen — Logan O’Connor
Joel Kiviranta — Fredrick Olofsson — Kurtis MacDermid

Devon Toews — Cale Makar
Bowen Byram — Josh Manson
Jack Johnson — Sam Malinski

Alexandar Georgiev

Arizona Coyotes

Clayton Keller — Alexander Kerfoot — Nick Schmaltz
Matias Maccelli — Nick Bjugstad — Lawson Crouse
Michael Carcone — Jack McBain — Zach Sanford
Liam O’Brien — Logan Cooley — Jason Zucker

J.J. Moser — Mathew Dumba
Sean Durzi — Troy Stetcher
Travis Dermott — Michael Kesselring

Connor Ingram

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