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Nuts & Bolts: Lightning go for history on Monday in Colorado

The Bolts can set a new franchise record for consecutive victories with a win on Monday against the Avalanche

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning will try to push their winning streak to a franchise record 11-games on Monday night against the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. 

Lines from Saturday's game. Subject to change.

Forwards
Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat - Anthony Cirelli - Alex Killorn
Pat Maroon - Cedric Paquette - Tyler Johnson
Carter Verhaeghe - Mitchell Stephens - Yanni Gourde

Defensemen
Victor Hedman - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braydon Coburn - Luke Schenn

Goaltenders
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Monday's Matchup
The Lightning and the Avalanche are playing their second of two meetings this season and the only meeting at Pepsi Center...Colorado defeated Tampa Bay 6-2 Oct. 19 at AMALIE Arena, the largest margin of defeat for the Bolts this season...That loss ended Tampa Bay's five-game win streak over the Avalanche...The Lightning have won four in a row in Colorado but have just seven victories in 23 all-time trips to Denver...Three of Tampa Bay's last four wins in Colorado have been by a one goal margin of victory...The Lightning earned a 1-0 win their last trip to Pepsi Center Oct. 24, 2018, Nikita Kucherov scoring the lone goal on a power play at 6:24 of the third period and Andrei Vasilevskiy making all 22 saves for his first shutout of 2018-19 and 13th of his career...Alex Killorn has points in two-straight games vs. COL (1-1--2) and five of his last six games vs. COL (2-3--5)...Kevin Shattenkirk has points in seven of his last eight games vs. COL (0-12--12)...Yanni Gourde has points in two-straight games vs. COL (1-1--2) and four of his five career meetings vs. COL (2-4--6)...Victor Hedman has points in two-straight games vs. COL (1-1--2) and three of his last four vs. COL (2-2--4).

Monday's Storylines
Tampa Bay can set a record for longest win streak in franchise history with a win tonight in Colorado...The Lightning enter tonight's game having won 10 in a row, tied for the longest win streak in the NHL this season and matching franchise record 10-game win streaks set last season (Feb. 9-27, 2019) and earlier this season (Dec. 23, Jan. 11)...Tampa Bay is the third team in NHL history to record two win streaks of 10 or more games in the same season and the second franchise to do so, joining the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and the 1970-71 Boston Bruins...The Lightning enter Colorado on a five-game road win streak, tied with the NY Rangers for the longest active road win streak in the NHL this season and one game from matching the longest road win streak in the League this season (6straight road wins by the NY Islanders Oct. 17-Nov. 19)...Tampa Bay's five-game road win streak is tied for the sixth longest in franchise history and two wins from matching the longest (7-straight road wins Jan. 7-Feb. 1, 2007)...The Lightning are on a sevengame road point streak (6-0-1)...The Bolts have collected points in 12-straight games overall (11-0-1) and are 22-2-1 over their last 25 contests.

Injuries
2019-20 Man Games Lost: 70
Current injuries: Ryan McDonagh (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 5 Games
Jan Rutta (Lower-Body Injury; Week-to-Week) 6 Games

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The Road Ahead
Thursday, February 20 at Vegas Golden Knights
Saturday, February 22 at Arizona Coyotes
Tuesday, February 25 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

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