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Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Home again, finally

It’s been a long time since the Avalanche played a game at home, and now they’re back with a matinee game.

Keith Jones

The Avalanche are playing a home game for the first time since January sixth after ending the bye week with a trip to Dallas, where they defeated the Stars 4-1 and shortened their gap between themselves and the 2nd wild card Stars to just two points. Home is a good place for the Avs as they have a 15-7-1 home record.


Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche are on a six game winning streak going back to December 29th overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Five of those wins were on home ice, so getting back to the Pepsi Centre should be a good move to keep the streak alive.

Projected line up

Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan Mackinnon- Mikko Rantanen
A.J. Greer - Alexander Kerfoot - Nail Yakupov
Matthew Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
Colin Wilson - Tyson Jost - Gabriel Bourque

Nikita Zadorov - Erik Johnson
Patrik Nemeth - Mark Barberio
Samuel Girard - Anton Lindholm

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks just picked up former Lightning 13th forward JT Brown and he could make his debut tonight. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle was quoted saying that “We didn’t pick him up to bench him”, so they must like something Brown brings to their line up. The Ducks are tied with the Avalanche at 49 points so this game has big implications to the Avs playoff chase. The Ducks beat the Kings on Saturday, and are 3-1-0-1 in their past five, losing to the Oilers in a shootout and the Flames in regulation. The Ducks are average on the road, with a 10-7-6 record.

Projected line up

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase
Chris Wagner - Antoine Vermette - Jared Boll

Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa
Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin - Brandon Montour


Starting Goalies

Jonathan Bernier will most likely start today for the Avlanche. He’s doing well as the starter while Varlamov is injured.

The Ducks should be starting John Gibson in net.


How to Watch/Listen

As always, the game can be seen on Altitude Sports and Altitude Sports Radio 905AM at 1pm MST in Colorado. You can stream it at NHL.tv as well.