Series (Game 5 of 6)

Colorado leads 4-2

Game 1: Saturday, October 18th
Game 2: Thursday, October 23rd
Game 3: Friday, November 28th
Game 4: Tuesday, January 27th
Game 5: Wednesday, February 18th
Game 6: Wednesday, March 10th

Oilers 5

(24-26-1, 58 pts)

Avalanche 1

(32-13-4, 78 pts)

9:30 PM ET, February 18, 2004

Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

1 2 3 T
EDM 1 3 15
COL 0 0 11

R. Smyth (Oilers - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

S. Staios (Oilers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

T. Salo (Oilers - G): Saves: 14, Save Pct.: .933

Edmonton (23-26-9-1) at Colorado (32-12-10-4) 9:30 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche try to end a three-game winless streak at the Pepsi Center Wednesday night as they face the Edmonton Oilers.

The Avalanche are 0-1-1-1 at home since a 3-1 win over Carolina on February 3. They are 16-9-3-1 here overall and are two points ahead of Detroit for first place in the Western Conference.

On Monday, Colorado failed to gain a point for the first time since January 17 as it suffered a 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. The Avalanche had been 7-0-3-2 in their previous 13 games.

They were 0-for-7 on the power play and managed 23 shots en route to their third shutout loss of the season.

"It's a bad loss for us," Colorado center Peter Forsberg said Monday. "We lose 1-0 at home and lose a chance to put some points between us."

Edmonton is 0-2-1 on a four-game road trip and 0-5-2 in its last seven road contests since a win at Philadelphia on January 10.

The Oilers fell to 10-16-0 in one-goal games this season with Monday's 2-1 loss at Detroit, where they did not have a shot on goal in the second period.

Jarret Stoll scored a power-play goal for Edmonton, which is 11th in the Western Conference.

Colorado has won three of four meetings with the Oilers this season.