NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- With all their stars back in
the lineup, the Colorado Avalanche try to extend their winning
streak to five games Thursday night when they open a three-game
road trip against the Nashville Predators.
Left wing Paul Kariya played for the first time since November
15 and capped a four-goal second period as the Avalanche routed
the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-0, on Tuesday.
Kariya, who was out with a wrist injury, has four goals and a
pair of assists in eight games.
Peter Forsberg had a pair of assists and has eight points since
returning from a groin injury on December 27. Fellow center Joe
Sakic, who missed his first game of the season on Sunday due to
a fractured jaw, scored his 17th goal in the third period.
The Predators are coming off consecutive road losses, but are
3-0-1 in their last four games at the Gaylord Entertainment