Woeful Lightning face inconsistent Avalanche

Colorado (15-15-1) at Tampa Bay (7-15-8), 7:30 pm EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) — Unlike the Colorado Avalanche, the
Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the most consistent teams
in the NHL.

Unfortunately for the Lightning – who host the up-and-down
Avalanche on Thursday, they have been consistently bad.

Tampa Bay had yet another poor performance Saturday, getting
blanked for the fourth time in a 2-0 loss to the Ottawa

The Lightning, who have scored three goals or less in all but
two of club’s games this season, have lost 10 of their last 11
contests (1-8-2).

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The Avalanche went from being a streaky team at the beginning of
the season to virtually alternating wins and losses for the last

Paul Stastny and David Jones both had a goal Tuesday for
Colorado, which suffered a 5-2 setback to the Philadelphia

Stastny leads the team with 19 assists and 27 points this
season, while Milan Hejduk has a team-high 12 goals.