Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Colorado leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, December 6th
Blue Jackets1Final
Game 2: Tuesday, January 6th
Blue Jackets0Final
Game 3: Saturday, February 28th
Blue Jackets5
Game 4: Friday, April 2nd
Blue Jackets2

Avalanche 4

(33-15-5, 82 pts)

Blue Jackets 5

(19-34-4, 50 pts)

7:00 PM ET, February 28, 2004

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 OT T
COL 2 0 2 04
CBJ 0 3 1 15

D. Vyborny (Blue Jackets - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 4

A. Tanguay (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 3

J. Spacek (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Colorado (33-15-11-4) at Columbus (18-34-8-4) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche look to continue their domination of the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night when they visit Nationwide Arena for the first time this season.

Colorado is 13-0-1-0 all time vs. the Blue Jackets, outscoring them, 61-16, and 11-1 this season.

Captain Joe Sakic has 24 career points against Columbus and had a goal and three assists in a 5-1 win on December 6.

A date with the Blue Jackets comes at a good time for Colorado, which is two points behind Detroit for first place in the Western Conference and two in front of San Jose.

Colorado is 1-4-1 in its last six games and has scored just seven goals in that span. On Thursday, the Avalanche had to settle for a 2-2 tie with the St. Louis Blues.

Their home winless skid reached six games (0-3-2-1) as the Avalanche wasted a pair of goals by Milan Hejduk.

Colorado has performed much better outside of Denver this season. The Avalanche are 17-5-7-3 on the road and have gained at least one point in 25 of their last 27 road games.

Columbus snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory at Chicago on Friday.

Defenseman Luke Richardson scored his first goal in more than two years with 2:51 left in the third period as the Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit and ended an 11-game road winless streak.

David Vyborny, Tim Jackman and Goeff Sanderson had the other goals for Columbus, which was 0-25-1-1 when trailing after two periods.