Avs Close Prospect Showcase Against Ducks
by: Ron Knabenbauer
SAN JOSE, Calif.--The Colorado Avalanche closes out the Prospect Showcase with 1 p.m. MT game on Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks. The outing will be streamed live online for free.
It will be Colorado's second game in a matter of 17 hours after the club lost 4-3 in overtime to the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
The Avalanche erased a three-goal deficit in that contest, as Sergei Boikov, Nolan De Jong and A.J. Greer recorded markers.
Nick Merkley tallied the game-winner for the Coyotes at 1:54 of the 3-on-3 overtime period.
Colorado goaltender Petr Kvaca made 26 saves in the overtime loss.
Spencer Martin will get the start in net for the Avs for Tuesday's contest. Martin is expected to play the entire contest after splitting the Avs' first outing against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The Ducks have clinched the title of Prospect Showcase champions after winning their first two games in the exhibition. They won 4-1 on Saturday against Arizona and 7-1 on Sunday versus San Jose.
The Coyotes and Sharks, both 2-1-0, meet later in the afternoon, but the Ducks should own the tiebreaker with the head-to-head victories.
Avalanche Projected Line Combinations
Sergei Boikov - Conor Timmins
Josh Anderson - Nicolas Meloche
Nolan De Jong and/or Thomas Gregoire and/or Gage Ausmus