This year, though, Denvers skating boys have to worry about getting to the playoffs in the first place before facing Detroit (who will be there). Fortunately the team has found a remedy to this seasons rash of inconsistent scoring: Rookie left wing Cody McLeod. The young forward was just activated on December 20, but since then has managed to score on nearly 25 percent of all his attempted shots and give a playoff twinkle back to his teammates eyes. Look for McLeod to get some serious playing time when the Avalanche faces off against the Florida Panthers at 5 p.m. Sunday at BankAtlantic Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise). Tickets start at $17. Call 954-835-8000, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Sun., Jan. 13, 5 p.m., 2008