|5||TAMPA BAY||-140||Ov 6.5,-105||-125||Ov 6.5,+100|
|6||COLORADO||+120||Un 6.5,-115||+105||Un 6.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||-0.4||1-1||-0.4||2-0||5.0||43.0||4.0||35.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||3-2||5.0||35.0||2.6||34.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||7||28||10||6||11||1||4||238||11.8%||28||7||25.0%||45|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||10||4||3||3||0||1||86||11.6%||8||2||25.0%||17|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||25||9||6||10||0||3||175||14.3%||20||7||35.0%||42|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||18||4||5||8||1||2||243||7.4%||29||1||3.4%||27|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||8||2||1||4||1||0||70||11.4%||6||1||16.7%||14|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||5||4||1||0||172||7.6%||20||1||5.0%||22|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (All Games)||2||2||76||71||93.4%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Road Games)||1||1||36||33||91.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||36||33||91.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Last 4 Games)||2||2||76||71||93.4%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (All Games)||5||5||165||154||93.3%||0||3-2||-1.3||3-2-0||-1||2-3|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Road Games)||1||1||34||29||85.3%||0||0-1||-1.4||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||60||53||88.3%||0||0-2||-4.4||0-2-0||-4||1-1|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||112||91.8%||0||2-2||-2.3||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+0.8||2-1||+0.8||1-2||3.7||33.7||2.0||33.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||1-4||3.2||29.6||2.2||39.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||33||10||11||12||0||5||280||11.8%||33||9||27.3%||54|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||11||5||2||4||0||3||101||10.9%||10||2||20.0%||19|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||6||6||0||2||148||10.8%||18||4||22.2%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||20||6||5||7||2||2||319||6.3%||42||4||9.5%||30|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||2||2||1||1||0||99||6.1%||10||0||0.0%||8|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||3||4||2||1||195||5.6%||23||3||13.0%||18|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||3||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||3||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||6||6||211||201||95.3%||0||4-2||+1.5||4-2-0||+2||2-4|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Home Games)||3||3||99||93||93.9%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||149||143||96.0%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||153||146||95.4%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 2.76, COLORADO 2.79|
|10/6/2018||FLORIDA||2-1||W||0, -185||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/11/2018||VANCOUVER||1-4||L||0, -290||L||6 ov||U|
|10/13/2018||COLUMBUS||8-2||W||0, -165||W||6 ov||O|
|10/16/2018||CAROLINA||4-2||W||0, -170||W||6.5 ov||U|
|10/18/2018||DETROIT||3-1||W||0, -315||W||6 ov||U|
|10/20/2018||at MINNESOTA||4-5||L||0, -145||L||6 un||O|
|10/21/2018||at CHICAGO||6-3||W||0, -140||W||6.5 un||O|
|10/24/2018||at COLORADO|| |
|10/26/2018||at VEGAS|| |
|10/27/2018||at ARIZONA|| |
|10/30/2018||NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/3/2018||at MONTREAL|| |
|11/4/2018||at OTTAWA|| |
|10/4/2018||MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -105||W||6 un||U|
|10/6/2018||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -110||W||6 ev||O|
|10/9/2018||at COLUMBUS||2-5||L||0, +130||L||6 un||O|
|10/11/2018||at BUFFALO||6-1||W||0, -120||W||6 un||O|
|10/13/2018||CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -125||L||6.5 ev||U|
|10/16/2018||at NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -135||L||6 ev||U|
|10/18/2018||at NEW JERSEY||5-3||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|10/20/2018||at CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, +130||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/22/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, +110||W||6 ov||U|
|10/24/2018||TAMPA BAY|| |
|10/27/2018||at MINNESOTA|| |
|11/1/2018||at CALGARY|| |
|11/2/2018||at VANCOUVER|| |
|TAMPA BAY: LAST SEASON: 54-23-5, 113 points. Won Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference Finals.
COACH: Jon Cooper (sixth NHL season, 242-143-40, 36-28 playoffs).
ADDED: F Andy Andreoff.
LOST: F Chris Kunitz, G Peter Budaj, D Jake Dotchin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has taken the mantle from Steven Stamkos to become the Lightning's most dynamic player. He scored a career-high 40 goals in 2016-17 and followed it up with 39 goals and 100 points last season. Kucherov signed an 8-year, $76 million contract extension in July.
OUTLOOK: Even with the surprising announcement of Steve Yzerman stepping down as general manager, it's business as usual for the Lightning. The roster remains largely unchanged from last season and another deep playoff run is expected as long as Kucherov, Stamkos, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy stay healthy.
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. |
LOST to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old center is coming off a season in which he had 39 goals and 58 assists. His 97 total points were the most by an Avalanche player since Hall of Famer-turned-general manager Joe Sakic recorded 100 in 2006-07. "His skill level is unbelievable," said Grubauer, who was acquired in a trade with Washington in June. "He can make a difference out there."
OUTLOOK: Not much was expected of the Avalanche this time a year ago. With good reason ' they were coming off a 48-point season. They won't be overlooked again after clinching a playoff spot during their final game of the season, before losing to the Predators in the first round. The line of captain Gabriel Landeskog, MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen was put together on Oct. 28 and combined for 225 points in the final 72 games. "We have to remember how much hard work we put into that and know we aren't going to catch anybody sleeping," Landeskog said. "Everybody knows we're a good team and here to stay."
|Lightning visit Avalanche with frequent-strike capabilities|
Tampa Bay is on a five-game point streak and Colorado is coming off a road trip in which it earned seven of a possible eight points, so one team is about to cool off -- even if for one night.
The Lightning (5-1-1) had a record-setting 6-3 victory in Chicago on Sunday night while the Avalanche head home after one of their most successful trips. Colorado won the last three contests of the four-game Eastern Conference swing after a shootout loss against the New York Rangers.
Its reward is a home matchup against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. But the way the Avalanche (6-1-2) are playing, nothing is shaking their confidence but they're not getting too cocky.
"We played some good games on the road," coach Jared Bednar said after Monday's 4-1 victory at Philadelphia. "Some of the ones when we were a little bit up and down, our big guys were good, our goaltending was good, our special teams were good. We are doing enough to win, and I still think we got room for improvement. I think a lot to like, a lot to build on but a lot to like, for sure."
One thing to like is the play of Colorado's top line. Captain Gabriel Landeskog had nine points (seven goals, two assists) on the road trip, including a hat trick against New Jersey. His linemates, center Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, have each recorded at least one point in all nine games this season.
"When you're playing with two good players like Mikko and Nate, offensively we're going to create and it's going to take care of itself," Landeskog said after the win over the Flyers. "We're just trying to move and skate and talk and try to be threats out there, all three of us."
As well as the Avalanche are playing, they haven't topped what Tampa Bay did against the Blackhawks. The Lightning had 33 shots on goal in the second period, which set an NHL record for shots in a period since the statistic became an official stat in 1997-98. Tampa Bay finished with a franchise-best 55 shots.
"There are so many things you need," Lightning coach Jon Cooper told The Tampa Bay Times. "It's why it doesn't happen that often. Everything has to go your way. The puck has to bounce over somebody's stick, you have to be in the right spot. It's really hard to do."
Winning in Colorado has not been hard for Tampa Bay of late. The Lightning have won their last three meetings in Denver and outscored the Avalanche 13-7 in that stretch, and bring the best penalty kill in the NHL into Pepsi Center. Tampa Bay didn't give up a power-play goal until Sunday, which snapped a streak of 28 straight kills to start the season.
"The PK had a (heck) of a run," goaltender Louis Domingue, who nearly made the save with his glove, told The Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.
|Last Updated: 1/18/2019 10:04:36 PM EST|