COLORADO AT VANCOUVER, 8 p.m. Tuesday, ALT; 92.5 FM
Spotlight on: Brock Boeser. The 20-year-old right wing has taken the NHL by storm during his rookie season, and if you weren’t familiar with him before Sunday’s All-Star Game, know he’s a player to keep an eye on for the Calder Memorial Trophy. Boeser was named the All-Star Game’s MVP after helping the Pacific Division win the tournament-style event with two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner against the Central. He enters the unofficial second half of the NHL season with 43 points (24 goals).
Canucks: Vancouver enters the second half with a lot of work to do if it hopes to get into the playoffs. The Canucks are 13 points behind Colorado for the final wild-card spot and 14 behind Calgary for the third spot in the Pacific Division. … They’ve lost 16 of their last 21 games. … Outside of Boeser, Vancouver has struggled for find a consistent offensive threat. Thomas Vanek is second on the team with 14 goals (35 points) and top-line center Henrik Sedin only has two; however, Sedin does lead the team with 30 assists.
Avalanche: Colorado rode a 10-game winning streak from Dec. 29 to Jan. 22 to place it squarely in the playoff conversation despite having the NHL’s youngest team, but the Avs have lost their last two games by two goals apiece. … Veteran goalie Jonathan Bernier, who has started all 11 games for Colorado since Dec. 31, has had a save percentage of .912 or better in each appearance. … Center Nathan MacKinnon, who scored a goal in Sunday’s All-Star Game, has recorded points in 11 of his last 13 games for the Avs and has 60 points this season (24 goals) — the second most in the NHL behind Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov (63).