PANTHERS (36-19-8) at AVALANCHE (32-29-4)
TV: 9 p.m. ET; FS-F, ALT, NHL.TV
DENVER -- Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr is one point shy of matching Gordie Howe for third on the NHL's all-time scoring list as he faces goalie Calvin Pickard and the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Pickard will start instead of slumping Semyon Varlamov and make his first career appearance against the Panthers. Jagr, 44, needs one point for 1,850 to tie Gordie Howe for third place in NHL history.