Colorado is 0-3-2-1 here since a 3-1 win over the Carolina
Hurricanes on February 3. It is the second straight season the
Avalanche have gone at least six straight games without a
victory in this building.
The Avalanche have scored just six goals in this slide and have
been blanked twice. Colorado is 0-1-1-1 in its last three
contests overall after a 5-4 overtime loss at Columbus on
Saturday. Alex Tanguay had a goal and three assists and Milan
Hejduk forced overtime with a power-play goal.
Despite its recent struggles, Colorado is one point in front of
Vancouver for the lead in the Northwest Division. The Avalanche
are three points behind Detroit for the top spot in the Western
Tampa Bay is third in the East, just two points behind Ottawa
and Philadelphia for first place.
The Lightning are 19-2-1-4 in their last 26 games and have
gained points in 11 straight games (8-0-1-2) games since a 3-1
loss at Washington on February 3.