Colorado Avalanche look to bounce back at home Tuesday night vs. Florida Panthers


After winning the Central Division title last season, the Colorado Avalanche are off to a bit of a slow start. The team currently sits with a record of 1-4-1 which can be attributed to the lack of offense and two of their top goaltenders out. The Florida Panthers pay a visit to the Pepsi Center Tuesday night where the Avs’ look to get back into the win column.

Good news for the Avs’ moving forward is that head coach Patrick Roy noted at practice Monday that goaltender Semyon Varlamov will be “ready to go” Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Backup goaltender Reto Berra was nursing an injured neck and could possibly be a go for the starting net-minder vs. Florida.

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Some more good news is that Matt Duchene has regained his form from a year ago. Duchene scored a third period goal in Colorado’s 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night, making that two consecutive games with a goal. Forward Alex Tanguay recorded the other goal for Colorado with John Mitchell recording the assist in his season debut.

Colorado is still looking for production out of their captain Gabriel Landeskog who has recorded just one point through six games (one goal). You would have to figure once he gets a couple, they will keep coming in like a domino effect. Landy’s only goal is Colorado’s lone power-play goal of the season.

Puck-drop between the Florida Panthers (1-2-2) and Colorado Avalanche (1-4-1) is scheduled for 9:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM MST which will be televised on Altitude Sports.