Series (Game 1 of 1)
Colorado leads 1-0
(18-6-4, 48 pts)
(17-9-1, 42 pts)
9:00 PM ET, December 27, 2003
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
M. Hejduk (Avalanche - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
J. Sakic (Avalanche - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2
A. Foote (Avalanche - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0
DENVER (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche try to halt a
season-high six-game winless streak on Saturday when they host
the Philadelphia Flyers, who continue a six-game road trip at
the Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche are without a win in their last six games (0-2-4)
since they defeated Washington on December 8. They have not had
a seven-game winless skid since February 9-25, 1999.
Colorado completed an 0-1-2 road trip with a 3-3 tie against the
St. Louis Blues on Friday.
Adam Foote scored the tying goal at 9:27 of the third period as
the Avalanche managed a point against one of the best home teams
in the NHL.
Joe Sakic scored and assisted on Milan Hejduk's goal just 46
seconds into the game for Colorado, which is just 2-2-5 in
Philadelphia has dropped the first two games of its road trip,
including a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Michal Handzus and Mark Recchi scored for the struggling Flyers,
who are just 2-3-2-2 in their last nine games.
Philadelphia is the best home team in the NHL but is winless in
its last four games on the road (0-2-2), where it is 5-5-6-1
The Avalanche were 1-0-0-1 against the Flyers last season.
Philadelphia won its only visit to the Pepsi Center in overtime.