The Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks hook up for the first meeting this season on Friday night in SoCal.
The Avalanche are playing the second end of a back-to-back, losing 4-2 against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. However, they elected to give primary goaltender Philipp Grubauer a rest, and backup Pavel Francouz is down with a lower-body injury. So Hunter Miska made his NHL debut, and he took the L.
The Ducks are having some difficult scoring goals, averaging just 1.5 goals per game, and they're coming off a 3-2 setback on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Wild behind backup goalie Ryan Miller.
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