The Avalanche raised the championship banner on Wednesday night to open the season at home. Colorado easily took out the Chicago Blackhawks with a 5-2 win. The depth was the main concern for the Avs heading into this season and it stepped up big in the opener. Valeri Nichushkin scored twice and Artturi Lehkonen had two goals and an assist. RW Mikko Rantanen had four assists and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev made 15 saves in a quiet night for his first win with Colorado.
The Flames are coming off an interesting offseason. Johnny Gaudreau left via free agency to the Blue Jackets. As a result, Calgary traded Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers for Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar. So this will be the first bit of action for the Flames in the Huberdeau era.
Avalanche vs. Flames
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NHL matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind — you’ll need a subscription to ESPN+. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN website, where you can get access for $5,99 per month. If you are a Hulu subscriber, you can stream the game on any of the Hulu apps.