Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Sunday, October 12th
Game 2: Friday, December 26th
Game 3: Thursday, February 12th
Game 4: Thursday, February 26th

Avalanche 4

(31-11-4, 76 pts)

Blues 0

(26-22-1, 60 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 12, 2004

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
COL 1 2 14
STL 0 0 00

D. Aebischer (Avalanche - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: 1.000

P. Forsberg (Avalanche - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Tanguay (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Colorado (30-11-10-4) at St Louis (26-21-7-1) 7:30 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The struggling St. Louis Blues try to end a four-game winless skid at the Savvis Center on Thursday when they open a four-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Blues are 0-3-1 in their last four home games since beating Columbus on January 15. They have just three wins in their last 12 games at the Savvis Center, where they are 15-7-5-0 this season.

St. Louis completed a 1-3-0 road trip with a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Mike Danton scored the lone goal in the third period for the Blues, who could not recover after allowing three first-period goals.

St. Louis is 1-8-1 in its last 10 games overall after losing just once in its previous five contests.

Blues goalie Chris Osgood stopped only eight of the first 11 shots he faced Tuesday before giving way to Reinhard Divis late in the first period. Osgood returned in the second period and stopped Ottawa's final 20 shots.

Colorado comes off a 1-0-1-1 homestand after recording a 1-1 tie against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Paul Kariya scored and Philippe Sauve, who was the Most Valuable Player of the Young Stars game during All-Star weekend, had 35 saves as the Avalanche who went 0-for-6 on the power play. Sauve is 6-0-2 in his last eight starts.

Colorado, which already was without defenseman Rob Blake due to fractured left leg, lost Travis Brigley to a bruised shoulder in the first period.

The Avalanche has just four losses in its last 20 games (13-1-3-3) and are 5-0-2-1 in their last eight games on the road, where they are 14-3-7-3 last season.