AVALANCHE (6-0-1) at LIGHTNING (4-2-1)
7 p.m. ET; SUN, ALT, NHL.TV
The Colorado Avalanche will look to extend their point streak to eight games when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
Colorado is the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. The Avalanche will play the second of back-to-back games after a 5-4 overtime win against the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen have opened the season on seven-game point streaks, and each Avalanche forward has four goals and six assists for 10 points.
Tampa Bay has won two straight and is back home after going 3-2-1 on a six-game road trip.
Andrei Vasilevskiy will start in goal for the Lightning; Pavel Francouz is expected to make his second start of the season for the Avalanche.
Players to Watch
Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past five games, including three points (two goals, one assist) against the Panthers on Friday.
Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"We did some good things for portions of the game, but we have to clean up the rest of our game. Right now, we're playing with fire with some of the turnovers." -- Avalanche coach Jared Bednar after the win against the Panthers on Friday
"The trend is we've played up to our opponent so far. When we've played some good teams, we've had some great responses so let's have that consistently every night. We're playing another really good team tonight, so I expect our guys to be ready." -- Lightning captain Steven Stamkos
Avalanche projected lineup
Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Joonas Donskoi -- Nazem Kadri -- Andre Burakovsky
Matt Nieto -- Tyson Jost -- Colin Wilson
Matt Calvert -- J.T. Compher -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Erik Johnson -- Samuel Girard
Cale Makar -- Nikita Zadorov
Ian Cole -- Ryan Graves
Scratched: Mark Barberio, Vladislav Kamenev, Valeri Nichushkin
Lightning projected lineup
Steven Stamkos -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat -- Tyler Johnson -- Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Mathieu Joseph
Pat Maroon -- Carter Verhaeghe -- Luke Witkowski
Victor Hedman -- Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak
Braydon Coburn -- Mikhail Sergachev
Scratched: Jan Rutta
Injured: Cedric Paquette (upper body)
Paquette was on the ice in a regular jersey during the morning skate but did not take part in line rushes and isn't expected to play. … The Avalanche had an optional skate.
Kucherov has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past four games. … Point has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past four games. … Kadri has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games. … MacKinnon has 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 12 games against the Lightning.