Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche, NHL Game. The second best team of the season travels to Colorado with the goal of maintaining an incredible winning streak. Tampa has not lost since the last days of January. The team is winning against everyone. So far the favorites for this game are not them, but Colorado knows how difficult it will be to win at home against Tampa. This is the second time that these teams are facing each other this season.
Tampa Bay Lightning: It’s time to win.
The last game against Colorado Avalanche was in Tampa. That game ended in defeat 2-6. At that time the Lightning season was bad, the team had won few games. On the road the record is positive with 19-11. The last five games were victories against Kings, Ducks, Sharks, Blue Jackets and Penguins. All those victories are part of a winning streak of ten games.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, 28.3 shots on goal, 4.1 penalties and 9.1 p-minutes. In the last five games, the team allowed only seven goals. The defense allows up to 2.6 goals, 31.6 shots on goals and 3.7 penalties.
The leader of this season is Nikita Kucherov with 28 goals and 44 assists. The second on the list is Steven Stamkos with 26 goals and 35 assists. Ryan McDonagh and Jan Rutta will be available in a few weeks.
Colorado Avalanche: We can stop this.
The record at home is positive 15-13, the last two games were defeats Cotnar Capitals 2-3 and the most recent against Los Angeles Kings 1-3. The last victory was against Ottawa Senators 3-0, which was also part of a winning streak of four consecutive victories. Colorado has an overall record of 33-18 in the third position of the Central Division at the Western Conference.
At home the team is scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, 35.6 shots on goal, 3.4 penalties, 8.3 p-minutes. In the last three games at home the team allowed only six goals. The defense allows up to 3.0 goals, 31 shots on goal, 4.4 penalties, 11 p-minutes.
Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche with 80 points, leader in assists with 48 this season. The other player closest to that number is Andre Burakovsky with 43 points. The team is 63.2% effective this season, with 203 goals scored and 159 goals received.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Colorado Avalanche 02/17/2020 is: take the UNDER 6.0 (Totals).
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