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Recap - Avalanche Defeat Tampa Bay 2-1

Recap - Avalanche Defeat Tampa Bay 2-1

The Avalanche beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Jean-Sebastien Giguere's 29 saves.

Colorado was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. O'Reilly opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 10:03 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Shane O'Brien and Milan Hejduk.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned in a 29-save effort for the Avalanche.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Pavel Kubina in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Mathieu Garon stopped 27 of 29 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 0-for-3, while the Lightning were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Colorado 30-29 in the game.

Colorado looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wild. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.