Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Colorado leads 2-1

Game 1: Tuesday, November 11th
Game 2: Thursday, December 4th
Game 3: Saturday, January 17th
Game 4: Friday, March 5th

Avalanche 2

(14-7-1, 32 pts)

Sharks 2

(8-7-2, 27 pts)

10:30 PM ET, December 4, 2003

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 OT T
COL 0 0 2 02
SJ 2 0 0 02

N. Ekman (Sharks - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

R. Blake (Avalanche - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

K. McLaren (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Colorado (14-7-2-1) at San Jose (8-7-8-2) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Teemu Selanne and the Colorado Avalanche look to continue their success against the San Jose Sharks when they meet Thursday at the Pepsi Center.

Selanne, who spent the last two-plus seasons with the Sharks before signing with Colorado on June 3, has 37 goals and 36 assists in 42 games against his former team. The Finnish right wing scored 7:10 into the third period to lift the Avalanche to a 4-3 win at San Jose on November 11.

Defenseman Derek Morris collected a career-high four points in that contest as Colorado defeated San Jose for the seventh straight time.

The Avalanche are 2-0-1 in their last three games after Sunday's 1-1 tie with the New Jersey Devils. Milan Hejduk scored his team-leading 14th goal with 4:29 left in the third period, but David Aebischer's shutout bid ended 73 seconds later when Erik Rasmussen beat him from the slot.

The Sharks had a seven-game unbeaten streak (5-0-2) snapped with Tuesday's 3-1 road loss to the Calgary Flames. Jonathan Cheechoo scored his seventh goal - two less than he had in 66 games as a rookie last season - to account for San Jose's offense.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves in his first appearance since being acquired from Calgary. He was beaten on a penalty shot by Shean Donovan late in the second period and a power-play tally to Martin Gelinas with 11 seconds left in regulation. The Sharks had killed off 26 straight penalties.