LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche try to extend
their road unbeaten streak to seven games on Thursday when they
visit the Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Kings.
The Avalanche 5-0-1 on the road since a 4-3 overtime defeat at
Nashville on January 8. Colorado followed an unbeaten four-game
road trip with a 3-1 home victory over the Edmonton Oilers on
Tuesday. Peter Forsberg scored twice and has recorded a point in
each of his last 10 games for the Avalanche, who have just two
losses in their last 15 games (12-1-1-1).
Steve Konowalchuk scored his 12th goal and David Aebischer made
33 saves, including 17 in the second period, as Colorado
increased its league-leading point total to 68.
The Avalanche played their second straight game without center
Andrei Nikolishin, who is sidelined with an abdominal injury.
Los Angeles is unbeaten in its last three games (2-0-1) after
Wednesday's 4-3 overtime road victory against the Mighty Ducks
Joe Corvo scored with 2:23 remaining in the extra period and
Jozef Stumpel had a goal and two assists for the Kings, who have
just one loss in their last six games (4-1-1).
Luc Robitaille recorded his fourth goal in as many games and has
a six-game points streak after being benched the previous two
games by coach Andy Murray.
Los Angeles is 1-0-1 in two meetings with Colorado this season
after going 1-0-3 in the 2002-03 season series.