WHO: Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning
WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum
TV/RADIO: Sun Sports/620 AM
INJURIES: Avalanche - RW David Jones (knee), D Kyle Cumiskey (foot), D Ruslan Salei (back), out; RW Milan Hejduk (knee), questionable. Lightning - D Paul Ranger (personal leave), out; D Mattias Ohlund (foot) day-to-day.
NEED TO KNOW: Tampa Bay is 11-13-5 all-time against Avalanche, but 8-3-3 on home ice. ... Since starting the season 10-2-2 in October, Colorado is 4-6-3 in November. ... Avalanche have been outscored 30-19 in the third period this season, including 16-2 in the past eight games. ... Lightning are 3-0-3 against Western Conference opponents. ... Tampa Bay is 6-1-4 at home and has outscored opponents 37-27. ... Colorado entered Sunday ranked sixth in road penalty kill at 83.1 percent. ... Lightning have scored a power-play goal in seven consecutive games and 10 of the past 11. ... Tampa Bay has a league-high eight losses in overtime/shootout. ... G Mike Smith is 3-1-1 against Colorado with a 1.70 goals-against average. ... C Steven Stamkos has three goals and five assists in the past four games. ... LW Ryan Malone has been held scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time this season.