Greetings from the media room of the Pepsi Center, where the Avalanche will host the white-hot Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. I’m hearing it’ll be a good crowd tonight, so plan ahead. The only lineup news is this: Nail Yakupov is back in, and Gabriel Bourque is back out. For Yak, it’ll be his first game since Dec. 5,…

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Adrian Dater has been covering the Avs since their inception. In 2015, he became the lead NHL national columnist with Bleacher Report, where he worked until 2017 before joining BSN Denver.