DENVER (Ticker) -- Peter Forsberg and the Colorado Avalanche
look to extend their unbeaten streak over the San Jose Sharks to
nine games Saturday night as the teams meet at the Pepsi
Colorado is 7-0-1 against San Jose since losing two in a row at
the Pepsi Center during the 2001-02 season. The Avalanche are
29-11-5 all time against San Jose and 10-4-4 in Colorado.
The teams played twice in San Jose earlier this season. Former
Shark Teemu Selanne snapped a tie 7:10 into the third period to
lead Colorado to 4-3 win on November 11. On December 4, the
Avalanche squandered a two-goal lead in the third period and
settled for a 2-2 tie.
Forsberg has not faced the Sharks this season and has collected
10 goals and 25 assists in 30 career games vs. San Jose. He has
five goals and 11 assists during an eight-game points streak.
Forsberg, who returned from a groin injury December 27, scored
twice as Colorado posted a 4-1 victory over Dallas. The
Avalanche are 8-0-0-1 since a 3-2 home loss to Vancouver on
December 29 and 9-1-0-1 since Forsberg came back.
While Colorado is tied with Vancouver atop the Northwest
Division, the Sharks own a four-point advantage over Los Angeles
and Phoenix in the Pacific.
The Sharks were 2-1-0-1 on a four-game homestand and improved to
9-2-1-1 in their last 13 games with Thursday's 3-1 home win