Stephen Nover Free NHL Monday Play
Tampa Bay vs. Colorado,
02/17/2020 21:00 EDT
Money Line: -114 Tampa Bay
It's the regular season. That means things are going well for Tampa Bay. The Lightning have won 10 in a row. They've been beating good teams, too, going 12-1 the past 13 times versus above .500 opponents.
Colorado was hot - for a while. But now the Avalanche have dropped two in a row scoring only three goals in those games and are banged-up. Starting goalie Phlipp Grubauer suffered a lower-body injury in the Avalanche's last game against the Kings this past Saturday and isn't likely to play. Forward Matt Calvert also was injured in that game. Center Nazem Kadri is out long-term.
Consequently, Tampa Bay has gotten healthy with Steven Stamkos and reigning Hart Trophy winner Nikita Kucherov both back after being out.
The Lightning have won 68 percent of their last 79 road contests going 54-25.
Tampa Bay has won during its last four trips to Colorado. The Lightning won't lack motivation to make it five straight road wins against the Avalanche as Colorado beat them, 6-2, in Tampa back in October.
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