The Colorado Avalanche reamin at at home and will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Colorado is 19-10-6 on the season and 3rd in the Central. The Avalanche are 4-4-2 over their last ten games and beat Montreal at home on Wednesday. Colorado is 8-4-3 on their home ice.
Philip Grubauer will make the start in the goal for Colorado. Grubauer is 8-2-3 on the season with 40 goals allowed. Grubauer carries a 3.05 goals against average. The Colorado Avalanche average 3.50 goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-19-6 on the season and 7th in the Central. Chicago is just 2-7-1 over their last ten games but did beat Nashville at home on Tuesday. The Blackhawks are 5-4-2 in divisional games and are 4-12-2 on the road.
Collin Delia was recalled and will make the start in goal for Chicago on Friday. Delia made two NHL appearances last season and carried a 3.96 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.