|TBL||1||0||0||0||0 (0 - 3)||1|
|COL||0||0||1||0||1 (1 - 3)||2|
DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski scored the only goal in a shootout, Craig Anderson stopped all three Tampa Bay shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Lightning 2-1 on Friday night.
Wolski had the Avalanche's only regulation goal, and Anderson made 21 saves to help Colorado snap a three-game home winless streak.
Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves, and Steve Downie scored for Tampa Bay. The Lightning have lost seven of their last eight.
Colorado avoided its second straight 1-0 loss after putting a lot of pressure on Niittymaki in the third. Paul Stastny skated down the left boards and his centering pass to the front of the goal hit the Tampa Bay netminder and then banked off a driving Wolski with 7:49 remaining. It was Wolski's 12th goal of the season.
The Lightning scored first when the Avalanche couldn't control two rebounds. Anderson saved shots by Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier, but the second rebound came out to Downie, who wristed a shot into the open net with 7:48 left in the first period for his sixth goal of the season.
The Avalanche had a chance to tie with a power play late in the first period but couldn't capitalize on the man advantage.
Both teams had several good chances to score in the second period. Colorado nearly tied it midway through the frame on a Stastny shot, but Niittymaki got his shoulder on the puck.
Tampa Bay had a chance to take a two-goal lead with a 2-on-0 rush late in the frame, but Anderson made a save on Lecavalier to keep Colorado within a goal.
Tampa Bay took consecutive minors early in the third period, giving Colorado two power-play opportunities. Although they had six shots on goal with the man advantage the Avalanche couldn't cash in.
NOTES: Niittymaki was briefly attended to late in the first period after stopping a shot by Ryan O'Reilly. Niittymaki stayed in the game. ... The Avalanche has not allowed a power-play goal in its last four games, killing off 10 penalties.
|Stephane Veilleux Slashing against Wojtek Wolski|
|Darcy Tucker Hi-sticking against Matt Smaby|
|Andrej Meszaros Hooking against Chris Stewart|
|Steve Downie Slashing against Wojtek Wolski|
|SA: 34||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 33||EV: 25 - 26|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 8|
|SV%: .971||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 64:57|
|Saves: 21||EV: 20 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .955||SH: 0 - 0|