Colorado Skates Past Tampa Bay 6-3 - Recap

Colorado Skates Past Tampa Bay 6-3 - Recap

Nick Holden scored a pair of goals against the Lightning as Colorado handed Tampa Bay a 6-3 defeat on Sunday at Pepsi Center.

Colorado won as a -152 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nick Holden (2), Erik Johnson, Paul Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly, and Tyson Barrie each scored for the Avalanche in the victory. Barrie opened the scoring for Colorado, finding the back of the net at 17:19 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Paul Stastny and Nathan MacKinnon.

Semyon Varlamov turned in a 31-save effort for the Avalanche.

Nate Thompson (2) and Tom Pyatt scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.

Ben Bishop stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Colorado went 1-for-4, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Colorado outshot Tampa Bay 35-34 in the game.

Colorado heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.