The Blue Jackets, currently riding a three-game losing streak, were blasted by the Avs last Friday in Columbus. Colorado recorded a 5-0 shutout and never let off the gas, scoring three goals in the final period.
Columbus, 18-38-7, could exact plenty of revenge simply by winning. Colorado, 33-27-4, is in a heated playoff race. The Avs are currently the No. 9 seed in the West with 70 points, just one point behind No. 8 Dallas.
Rick Nash, who had been the focal point of much trade talk, scored his 22nd goal of the season in Columbus' last game, a 5-2 loss to Detroit.
Colorado has won four in a row and could tie a season-high by winning its fifth straight.
The game starts at 9 p.m. ET and will air on Fox Sports Ohio.