Tampa Bay skated to a 6-5 victory over Colorado on Saturday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.
The Lightning were a -136 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 6.
Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis, Simon Gagne, Sean Bergenheim, Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson, and Mattias Ritola in the victory. Thompson opened the scoring at 7:14 of the first period.
Dan Ellis turned in a 19-save effort for the Lightning.
Philippe Dupuis, Paul Stastny, Kevin Shattenkirk, Matt Duchene, and Brandon Yip scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Dan Ellis.
Colorado got a 33-stop effort from Peter Budaj in the loss.
Tampa Bay scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 39-24.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Calgary looking for another win. For Colorado, they head on the road to face Florida.