TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Matt Duchene had two goals and Craig Anderson made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 on Monday night.
Duchene put Colorado up 1-0 at 8:16 of the first. His power-play goal from in-close made it 2-0 with 6:22 left in the second.
Anderson stopped a good scoring chance by Steven Stamkos 24 seconds into the game en route to his third shutout this season and 10th overall. He has opened the season by starting 26 of Colorado's 28 games.
Tampa Bay goalie Antero Niittymaki had 26 saves. The Lightning dropped to 6-2-4 at home.
Wojtek Wolski added an empty-net goal at 19:46 of the third for Colorado.
Duchene, taken third in this year's entry draft, has four goals and seven points over his last seven games.
Chris Stewart assisted on both of Duchene's goals. The Avalanche are 6-0-0 against the Eastern Conference this season.
Colorado defenseman Adam Foote left with 4:06 left in the second after it appeared he was hit in the leg by a shot. He returned in the third.
NOTES: Colorado RW Milan Hejduk missed his second straight game due to a knee injury and is listed as day to day. ... Lightning D Mattias Ohlund returned after sitting out the previous seven games with an ankle injury. ... Avalanche LW T.J. Galiardi (back) was in the lineup after missing one game. ... Tampa Bay reassigned D Mike Lundin to Norfolk and recalled D Matt Smaby from the AHL team from a conditioning assignment.
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