The Colorado Avalanche (2-3-0) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning (2-2-1) 4-3 on Saturday night in the shootout at Amalie Arena.
Colorado scored first when Gabriel Landeskog scored at the 9:02 mark in the first period. Though Mathieu Joseph tied it in the second, Mikko Rantanen gave the lead back to Colorado later in the period. In the third Steven Stamkos tied the game early in the period, but Nathan MacKinnon answered midway through the period on power play. Late in the period it would be Brayden Point scoring at the 17:25 mark to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime.
After nobody got anything going in overtime, the game would head to the shootout. It would take six rounds, but the Avalanche got the final shootout goal from Cale Makar and Colorado left Amalie Arena with the win.
Andrei Vasilevsky went 24-for-27 in the losing effort, while Darcy Kuemper saved 29 shots in 32 attempts in net for Colorado.
The Lightning now head on the road for a two game road trip that begins on Monday night in Buffalo. Puck drop between the Lightning and Sabres is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday night - pregame coverage begins at 6:30 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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