Tampa Bay visits Colorado following overtime win

February 9, 2022 GMT

Tampa Bay Lightning (30-10-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (32-8-4, first in the Central)

Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay visits the Colorado Avalanche after the Lightning beat San Jose 3-2 in overtime.

The Avalanche are 20-2-2 on their home ice. Colorado has scored 180 goals and is second in the NHL averaging 4.1 per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 24.

The Lightning are 14-6-2 in road games. Tampa Bay is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 30.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.4 goals.

In their last meeting on Oct. 23, Colorado won 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nazem Kadri leads the Avalanche with 60 points, scoring 19 goals and adding 41 assists. Cale Makar has seven assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

Victor Hedman leads the Lightning with 37 total assists and has 47 points. Ross Colton has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.


LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-0-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.6 goals per game with a .950 save percentage.

Lightning: 7-2-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Bowen Byram: out (personal), Alex Newhook: day to day (illness), Nathan MacKinnon: out (face/concussion).

Lightning: Nikita Kucherov: out (health and safety protocols), Erik Cernak: out (lower-body), Zach Bogosian: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.