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
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).