Sport Avalanche at Kings, 5/7: Lines, gamethread & how to watch
Avalanche-Blues stream: Saturday’s NHL on NBC matchup
Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app.On Thursday, the Avalanche joined the Golden Knights as the only NHL clubs to have secured a spot in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. This marks the fourth consecutive season that Colorado will be making a playoff appearance, the longest streak for the franchise since making 11 straight trips from 1995 to 2006, a run that included a pair of Stanley Cup titles (1996, 2001). The only other time the club reached the playoffs in four or more consecutive years was a seven-season run from 1981 to 1987 as the Quebec Nordiques.
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore — Gabriel Vilardi — Lias Andersson
Carl Grundstrom — Quinton Byfield — Andreas Athanasiou
Brendan Lemieux — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Austin Wagner
Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Tobias Bjornfot — Matt Roy
Olli Maatta — Sean Walker
Expected Scratches: Christian Wolanin, Kurtis MacDermid, Matt Luff
Injured Reserve: Blake Lizotte (upper body), Jonathan Quick (upper body)
Gabriel Landeskog — Nathan MacKinnon — Mikko Rantanen
Senators could use more goaltending depth
Marcus Hogberg gave up two goals on 20 shots in relief of the injured Matt Murray in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.In an unusual scare, Hogberg and Nikita Zaitsev collided within 10 seconds of Hogberg’s appearance in the game, scaring the coaching staff.
Nazem Kadri — Alex Newhook — Andre Burakovsky
Valeri Nichushkin — Tyson Jost — Joonas Donskoi
Carl Soderberg — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — J.T. Compher
Devon Toews — Cale Makar
Ryan Graves — Conor Timmins
Patrik Nemeth — Jacob MacDonald
Expected Scratches: Liam O’Brien, Kiefer Sherwood
Injured Reserve: Bowen Byram (upper body), Matt Calvert (upper body), Samuel Girard (lower body), Logan O’Connor (lower body), Brandon Saad (lower body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Devan Dubnyk
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Bally Sports West, Altitude 2 and Sportsnet 1, as well as available to stream through(blackout restrictions apply).
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!
Nazem Kadri suspended 8 games for hit on Justin Faulk .
The third playoff suspension for Kadri in the past four postseasons.Note that, if the Avalanche are eliminated within those 8 games, then Nazem Kadri’s remaining suspension will carry over to the 2021-22 regular season.