Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Saturday, November 22nd
Game 2: Saturday, December 20th
Game 3: Thursday, January 29th
Game 4: Monday, March 29th

Avalanche 3

(16-9-1, 39 pts)

Kings 3

(16-11-3, 38 pts)

10:30 PM ET, December 20, 2003

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 OT T
COL 2 0 1 03
LA 2 1 0 03

J. Sakic (Avalanche - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

E. Belanger (Kings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

P. Sauve (Avalanche - G): Saves: 34, Save Pct.: .919

Colorado (16-9-5-1) at Los Angeles (16-11-2-3) 10:30 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche try to halt their season-high four-game winless skid on Saturday when they continue a three-game road trip against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

The Avalanche are winless in their last four games (0-2-2) following a six-game unbeaten streak. They have not gone five games without a victory since November 2-10, 2002.

Colorado opened its road trip with a 1-0 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Friday.

The Avalanche had a 38-30 advantage in shots but was scoreless in five power-play opportunities and shutout for just the second time this season.

Colorado has lost consecutive games for just the third time this season following an eight-game unbeaten streak. It has not lost three straight since January 7-11.

The Avalanche played without star center Peter Forsberg, who sat out with a groin injury but may play on Saturday.

Los Angeles remained unbeaten on its three-game homestand with a 4-4 tie against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.

Mattias Norstrom scored for the first time in 114 games and Luc Robitaille had a power-play goal for the Kings, who are unbeaten in their last five home games (4-0-1).

Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 86 seconds apart in the first period for Los Angeles, which is 8-6-20 at Staples Center this season.