Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Colorado leads 3-0

Game 1: Friday, October 10th
Game 2: Sunday, November 9th
Game 3: Sunday, January 11th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 23rd

Avalanche 5

(23-10-2, 55 pts)

Blackhawks 4

(11-21-5, 34 pts)

8:00 PM ET, January 11, 2004

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 OT T
COL 0 2 2 15
CHI 3 1 0 04

M. Bell (Blackhawks - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Sakic (Avalanche - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

S. Nichol (Blackhawks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Colorado (22-10-7-2) at Chicago (11-21-7-4) 8:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche seek their seventh straight victory over the Chicago Blackhawks when they meet on Sunday at the United Center.

The Avalanche swept the Blackhawks last season and posted victories of 5-0 at home on October 10 and 4-3 in overtime here on November 9.

Chicago has not beaten Colorado since a 3-2 road win on February 9, 2002. The Blackhawks last won here on December 27, 2001.

The Avalanche are 5-0-0-1 in their last six contests and are coming off a 4-2 win at Dallas on Saturday.

Alex Tanguay had two of Colorado's three power-play goals and Milan Hejduk and Adam Foote each had a goal and an assist. Colorado has converted 10 of its last 25 power-play opportunities.

Colorado's Teemu Selanne suffered a neck injury in the second period and is day-to-day.

The Blackhawks had gone 1-3-0-1 over their previous five contests before beating Calgary here on Thursday, 3-1.

Steve Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal 2:34 into the third period and rookie Michael Leighton made 28 saves one day after surrendering six goals at Minnesota.

Tyler Arnason had three assists for Chicago, which had gone just 4-16-4-4 over its previous 28 games.