Series (Game 3 of 4)
Series tied 2-2
(13-19-5, 38 pts)
(24-10-2, 57 pts)
9:00 PM ET, January 13, 2004
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
P. Forsberg (Avalanche - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
D. Aebischer (Avalanche - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .967
P. Kariya (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
DENVER (Ticker) -- The surging Colorado Avalanche try for their
third straight win on Tuesday when they host the struggling
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who are winless in their last six.
The Avalanche have won six of their last seven games after
winning just once in their previous eight. They are 12-7-2-0 at
the Pepsi Center, where they have won five of their last seven
Colorado completed a 2-0-0-1 road trip with a 5-4 overtime
victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Alex Tanguay scored with just 76 seconds remaining in the extra
session to cap a strong comeback by the Avalanche, who trailed
3-0 after the first period.
Karlis Skrastins and John-Michael Liles had third-period goals
as Colorado earned a point for the seventh consecutive games
Milan Hejduk scored in the second period on a penalty shot - the
first of his career - as the Avalanche played without right
wing Teemu Selanne, who is sidelined with a sore neck.
Anaheim finished a winless four-game homestand (0-1-3-0) with a
2-2 tie against the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Defensemen Vitaly Vishnevski and Todd Simpson provided the
offense for the Mighty Ducks, who recorded 43 shots, including
11 in overtime, but did not score the decisive goal.
Rookie Joffrey Lupul assisted on both goals for Anaheim, which
fell to 0-3-3-0 since recording a 3-1 victory at Carolina on
Anaheim has earned three points in two meetings with Colorado
this season (1-0-0-1), including a 2-1 overtime loss here on