SUNRISE, Fla.--Goaltender Philipp Grubauer will be between this pipes for the Colorado Avalanche this evening as the team continues its East Coast road trip at the Florida Panthers.
The German netminder is 6-0-2 in his last eight starts, one shy of his longest streak without a regulation loss (7-0-2 in 2016-17).
The rest of the Avalanche lineup will remain the same as it was in the club's last outing on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
The contest will mark the 200th NHL game for Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth. He has 32 points (four goals, 28 assists) in his career and three points (one goal, two assists) in 23 games so far this campaign.
"It's fun obviously to have 200 games, but I want to play way more," the blueliner said of the milestone. "You gain experience and that is what I am trying to keep doing here."
Below is the Avalanche's projected lineup. All forward combinations and defensive pairings are subject to change.
92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 96 Mikko Rantanen
17 Tyson Jost - 37 J.T. Compher - 22 Colin Wilson
83 Matt Nieto - 34 Carl Soderberg - 11 Matt Calvert
91 Vladislav Kamenev - 13 Alexander Kerfoot - 57 Gabriel Bourque
49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
28 Ian Cole - 4 Tyson Barrie
12 Patrik Nemeth - 16 Nikita Zadorov
31 Philipp Grubauer
1 Semyon Varlamov
Scratches: 7 Mark Alt, 10 Sven Andrighetto
Injury Report: 44 Mark Barberio (upper body)