Good afternoon sports fans! Your Colorado Avalanche take on the Bruins of Boston in the Hub. Game time is 1pm ET/11am in the mountains and can be seen on Altitude and NHL.tv. This is the Free Game of the Day on the NHL app so treat yourself. Moser’s radio call will be available as usual.
The Avs evened up their record Saturday with a 4-1 loss in New Jersey. There were 4 new guys in the lineup different from the game 1 win so one wonders if they skew back towards that crew. We do know that Varly will be back in net but beyond that it’s all guesswork. The Avs site hyped Nieto being back in Boston where he spent his college days so he might be a good bet to return to action.
Regardless of the lineup something absolutely must be done about the penalty kill, which has started the year at a disgusting 5/10. The power play hasn’t fared much better but at least they’ve only allowed 1 goal in 11 tries. Aside from that, the Avs goalies still have not been scored on 5v5 so something’s going right.
Sven – Mack – Mikko
Landy – Comphs – Jost
Kerf – Dutch – Yak
Wilson – Big Carl – Comeau
Big Z – EJ
Nemeth – TB4
Big Russ – Lindy
Scratched: Miro?, Barbs?, Nieto?
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The Avs return home after the game to prepare for the Bruins again in the home opener Wednesday night.