Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Saturday, November 22nd
Game 2: Saturday, December 20th
Game 3: Thursday, January 29th
Game 4: Monday, March 29th

Avalanche 3

(29-11-2, 69 pts)

Kings 3

(20-15-5, 57 pts)

10:30 PM ET, January 29, 2004

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 OT T
COL 1 2 0 03
LA 1 1 1 03

A. Frolov (Kings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Hejduk (Avalanche - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

T. Klatt (Kings - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Colorado (29-11-8-2) at Los Angeles (20-15-11-5) 10:30 pm EST

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 of Anaheim.

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.