There aren't any roster changes tonight, except for the return of Carey Price to the lineup. Brian Gionta practiced on the third line with Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk, whereas spark plug Brendan Gallagher was slotted onto the second line alongside Tomas Plekanec.
Douglas Murray is once again left aside (Thank Maurice Richard!), which means that Francis Bouillon will continue to get top minutes. However it's worth noting that Bouillon has played reasonably well after his month and a half hiatus.
Giguere gets the start in net for the Avalanche, a team that has somehow managed to hold onto a home ice advantage playoff position despite producing very poor possession stats.
A paper tiger or a legitimate outlier? I guess we'll see.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST.
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Thomas Vanek|
|Daniel Briere||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Lars Eller||Brian Gionta|
|Travis Moen||Brandon Prust||Dale Weise|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Francis Bouillon||P.K. Subban|
|Jarred Tinordi||Mike Weaver|
As for the Avalanche:
|Ryan O'Reilly||Matt Duchene||Jamie McGinn|
|Gabriel Landeskog||Paul Statsny||Nathan MacKinnon|
|Cody McLeod||John Mitchell||Maxime Talbot|
|Paul Carey||Brad Malone||Patrick Bordeleau|
|Jan Hejda||Erik Johnson|
|Nick Holden||Tyson Barrie|
|Andre Benoit||Nate Guenin|
Check out the opposing side at Mile High Hockey.