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Giguere in net as Avalanche face Coyotes

Friday, 04.26.2013 / 3:30 PM

By Jerry Brown - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Giguere in net as Avalanche face Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Here are the lineups for the Phoenix Coyotes' regular season home finale against the Colorado Avalanche. Rob Klinkhammer will be back in the lineup for Phoenix after missing Wednesday's 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury.

Colorado will be without Milan Hejduk, who will sit out Friday before playing what could be his final game with the Avalanche on Saturday in Denver. Jean-Sebastien Giguere will get the start in goal.

AVALANCHE

John Mitchell - Matt Duchene - PA Parenteau

Cody McLeod - Ryan O'Reilly - Gabriel Landeskog

Jamie McGinn - Paul Stastny - Aaron Palushaj

Patrick Bordeleau - Chuck Kobasew - Tomas Vincour

Greg Zanon - Tyson Barrie

Jan Hejda - Stefan Elliott

Matt Hunwick - Shane O'Brien

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Milan Hejduk, David Jones, Brad Malone, Mark Olver, Calvin Pickard, Sean Sullivan

Injured: Erik Johnson (hand), Ryan Wilson (ankle), Steve Downie (knee).

COYOTES

Shane Doan -- Martin HanzalRadim Vrbata

Lauri Korpikoski - Antoine Vermette - Mikkel Boedker

Boyd Gordon - David Moss -- Rob Klinkhammer

Paul BissonnetteKyle ChipchuraChris Conner

Zbynek Michalek - Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Keith Yandle - David Schlemko

Rostislav Klesla - Michael Stone

Mike Smith

Jason LaBarbera

Scratched: Alexandre Bolduc

Injured: Derek Morris (lower body)

Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday