Lightning at Avalanche
When/where: 9, Pepsi Center, Denver
Key stats: The Avalanche (21-19-3) is battling to get into a playoff spot. Colorado ranks fifth in scoring (2.91 goals a game) with the fifth-best power play (21.5 percent). D Tyson Barrie was named NHL's third star last week with six points (three goals, three assists) in four games, including two winners. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene lead Colorado with 37 points each. The Lightning split two meetings last season and lost 2-1 on Oct. 29 in Tampa. The Lightning hasn't won in Colorado since March 1, 2004, by 3-0.