Erik Johnson is back in lineup tonight after missing 4 games due to a groin injury. The Avs are going with 7 defensemen tonight and 11 forwards. They wanted to keep rookie defenseman Stefan Elliott in the lineup.
Chuck Kobesaw is out with an injury and Cody McCleod will take his place in the lineup. Either Kevin Porter or Brandon Yip will be in the lineup over Lindstrom, who has returned to Sweden.
I hope they realize that Conks hasn't started in a while, and try their damn hardest to get him a win. They need to help him regain Babs trust, for his sake, and for Howie's sake... I don't think anyone on the team wants to see Howard play 70+ this year.
I hope they can continue this hot streak. Last game, Filppula was all over the puck. You saw him when he was on the ice. He didn't just fade into the background. I'm loving whatever confidence this guy has going for him. Let's see it continue tonight against a team that has been struggling all season at home.