Colorado 2, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 23, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 14-17-1-2 8-5-0-0 6-12-1-2 L2
Colorado 18-17-1-0 12-9-0-0 6-8-1-0 W4

Recap


Matt Duchene scored the winner 3:38 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche edged the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Friday for their fourth straight victory.
 
Duchene’s shot from the left of the goal went in off the inside of Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon’s left pad for his 12th goal.

Colorado won its eighth straight game at home to set a new franchise record since moving to Denver in 1995.
 
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 29 saves for his fourth straight victory.
 
The Lightning have points in three of their last four games, but lost for the ninth time in 12 outings.
 
Tampa Bay, which gave up 43 shots in a 7-2 loss at San Jose Wednesday, responded with a strong first period. The Lightning outshot the Avalanche 14-5 and took a 1-0 lead.
 
Defenseman Pavel Kubina’s low shot from the right circle got through Giguere at 18:09 of the first. Vincent Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis assisted on the goal. Kubina, Lecavalier and St. Louis were all on Tampa Bay’s roster the last time it won in Colorado on March 1, 2004.
 
The Avalanche answered with a solid second period to tie the game 1-1. Ryan O’Reilly found the rebound of a Shane O’Brien shot from the point and scored his eighth goal at 10:03.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Colorado
Pavel Kubina 1 Points Matt Duchene 1
Pavel Kubina 1 Goals Matt Duchene 1
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Assists Stefan Elliott 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .931 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .967
Mathieu Garon 27 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 30 1 0-3 3-3 6 14
Colorado 29 2 0-3 3-3 6 40

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Colorado . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Lightning have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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