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
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
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.