Veteran forward Matt Duchene propelling team with goal-oriented performances.
TAMPA BAY AT COLORADO Spotlight on Nikita Kucherov:
7 p.m. Tuesday, NBCSN; 950 AM The Lightning right winger scored in overtime Saturday at Vancouver for a 3-2 win over the Canucks. Kucherov, 22, has three goals in his past four games, helping Tampa Bay go 3-1 in that stretch. Kucherov had 29 goals last season and 10 more in the playoffs, establishing him as a key offensive player for the Bolts, who won the Eastern Conference championship.
Matt Duchene pushes the puck past Coyotes defenseman Nicklas Grossmann at the Pepsi Center on Dec. 27. Duchene leads the Avalanche with 21 goals. David Zalubowski, The Associated Press