The Colorado Avalanche plays its first game at Pepsi Center in 10 days, hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday evening. It's the first home contest since Feb. 9 for Colorado as it returns from a season-long, five-game road trip.
This is the second game of a back-to-back set for Tampa Bay, its 11th of 16 sets this season. The Lightning are 2-4-4 in the second game of a back-to-back this season.
The Avs are 17-9-4 overall against the Lightning and have won three of the last four meetings, including the first one this season, a 4-0 shutout in Tampa on Oct. 20. As the home team in the all-time series, Colorado is 10-3-2 and has been victorious in six of the last seven. The Avalanche was shutout by the Lightning 4-0 in its last home game against Tampa on Jan. 12, 2016.