The Mighty Ducks enter with a six-game losing streak - three in
overtime or a shootout. They hope to avoid their first
seven-game slide since March 1-13, 1998.
Wright made his Anaheim debut Wednesday in the team's 4-2 loss
against Dallas. The 32-year-old center was acquired, along with
Francois Beauchemin, from Columbus for Sergei Fedorov on
A seven-time All-Star and former Avalanche standout, Ozolinsh
returned from a nine-game absence due to a cracked rib.
Colorado ended its own two-game slide by posting a 3-1 triumph
at Phoenix. Marek Svatos scored his team-leading eighth and
ninth goal for the Avalanche, who have won two of their last
three road games.
In their only meeting of the season, Colorado posted a 4-3 win
over Anaheim at the Pepsi Center. Antii Laaksonen's shorthanded
third-period goal proved the difference.