Lightning Down Colorado 5-2 - Match Report
Tyler Johnson sniped 3 goals in leading Tampa Bay to a 5-2 win over Colorado on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was favored by -150 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Tyler Johnson (3), Valtteri Filppula, and Mark Barberio in the victory. Johnson opened the scoring at 7:15 of the second period.
Ben Bishop turned in a 25-save effort for the Lightning.
Colorado got goals from John Mitchell and Tyson Barrie in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Sami Aittokallio stopped 15 of 18 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 29-27.
Tampa Bay heads into a battle against the Maple Leafs. Colorado, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.