• Lightning host the Avalanche following shootout victory

    By: The Associated Press

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    Colorado Avalanche (6-0-1, first in the Central Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-1, third in the Atlantic Division)

    Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

    BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay hosts Colorado after the Lightning took down Boston 4-3 in a shootout.

    Tampa Bay finished 62-16-4 overall a season ago while going 32-7-2 at home. Goalies for the Lightning recorded six shutouts last season while compiling a .916 save percentage.

    Colorado finished 38-30-14 overall and 17-16-8 on the road in the 2018-19 season. The Avalanche averaged 3.2 goals on 32.6 shots per game last season.

    The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

    Lightning Injuries: None listed.

    Avalanche Injuries: Ian Cole: out (lower body), Nathan MacKinnon: day to day (lower body).

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

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