7:00 PM ET
DAL
0
NJD
0
8:00 PM ET
TBL
0
WPG
0
9:00 PM ET
VAN
0
COL
0
9:30 PM ET
CAR
0
EDM
0
10:00 PM ET
CBJ
0
ANA
0
VAN
4-2-0
COL
1-4-2
Oct 24, 2014
9:00 PM ET
SN1, TVA2, ALT
Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 PM ET
SN1, TVA2, ALT

Varlamov expected to return for Avalanche vs. Canucks

NHL.com | Friday, 10.24.2014 / 12:24 AM

CANUCKS (4-2-0) at AVALANCHE (1-4-2)

TV: SN1, TVA Sports 2, ALT

Season series: The Colorado Avalanche won two of three games against the Vancouver Canucks last season, with one of the victories coming in overtime. Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov earned both victories with a 1.98 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.

Canucks team scope: Vancouver ended a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday and will be playing its third road game in four nights. The Canucks finally got some secondary scoring, with Chris Higgins, Nick Bonino, Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen each scoring his second goal of the season. Goalie Ryan Miller rebounded, giving up one goal after allowing five in 21 minutes against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Eddie Lack relieved Miller then and could start this game.

Avalanche team scope: Varlamov is expected to play after missing three games with a groin injury. He is looking for his first win after leading the NHL with 41 last season. He's 0-2-1 with a 3.80 GAA and .910 save percentage. "I can tell you I feel good right now," Varlamov told the Avalanche website Thursday. "I'm rested. I'm ready to go. I'm healthy." Defenseman Zach Redmond could make his Avalanche debut in place of Ryan Wilson, who has a shoulder injury. Forward Nathan MacKinnon does not have a goal; only Alex Tanguay (three), Matt Duchene (two) and Gabriel Landeskog (two) have more than one.

Vancouver 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Henrik Sedin
8Points
Henrik
Sedin
Center
Daniel Sedin
8Points
Daniel
Sedin
Left Wing
Vancouver 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Radim Vrbata
4Goals
Radim
Vrbata
Right Wing
Henrik Sedin
2Goals
Henrik
Sedin
Center
Colorado 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Matt Duchene
4Points
Matt
Duchene
Center
Ryan O'Reilly
4Points
Ryan
O'Reilly
Center
Colorado 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Alex Tanguay
3Goals
Alex
Tanguay
Left Wing
Matt Duchene
2Goals
Matt
Duchene
Center
2014-2015 Pacific Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
ANAHEIM761012
LOS ANGELES751111
CALGARY953111
SAN JOSE84319
VANCOUVER64208
ARIZONA62315
EDMONTON72415
2014-2015 Central Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
NASHVILLE750212
CHICAGO64119
DALLAS63128
MINNESOTA53206
ST LOUIS62315
WINNIPEG62404
COLORADO71424
  • VANCOUVER
  • COLORADO
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2D. HamhuisD02-26922:02
3K. BieksaD01-418822:26
5L. SbisaD0024217:32
6Y. WeberD0046415:33
7L. VeyR2206214:31
8C. TanevD0316219:56
9Z. KassianR20-181012:03
13N. BoninoC22114216:57
14A. BurrowsR13112615:19
15B. RichardsonR03017414:40
17R. VrbataR43328217:28
20C. HigginsL21117415:43
22D. SedinL17216018:58
23A. EdlerD12015222:08
27S. MatthiasC00-34011:01
33H. SedinC26310219:06
36J. HansenR20-26010:35
51D. DorsettR01-28610:03
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30R. Miller115127.906265:53
31E. Lack3439.87295:49
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2N. HoldenD01-78420:53
4T. BarrieD12-615421:17
5N. GueninD00-15215:16
6E. JohnsonD010132122:56
7J. MitchellC11-12013:43
8J. HejdaD0105419:22
9M. DucheneC22-125419:10
11J. McGinnL11-710214:13
12J. IginlaR0409417:59
17B. StuartD00-43419:48
24M. ClicheC00-1479:48
25M. TalbotC00-26411:10
29N. MacKinnonC03-519016:12
40A. TanguayL30013217:16
44R. WilsonD00-33011:12
48D. BriereC11-39612:48
55C. McLeodL00-161910:01
90R. O'ReillyC13-621018:38
92G. LandeskogL20-414816:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1S. Varlamov101111.910157:42
20R. Berra6974.932144:53