Series (Game 1 of 4)

Detroit leads 4-0

Game 1: Wednesday, November 23rd
Red Wings7
Game 2: Saturday, January 21st
Red Wings4Final
Game 3: Saturday, February 4th
Red Wings3Final
Game 4: Sunday, February 12th
Red Wings6

Avalanche 3

(11-8-3, 25 pts)

Red Wings 7

(16-5-2, 34 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 23, 2005

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
COL 1 1 13
DET 1 3 37

M. Samuelsson (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

M. Legace (Red Wings - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .889

A. Brunette (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Colorado (11-7-3) at Detroit (15-5-2) 7:30 pm EST

Colorado (11-7-3) at Detroit (15-5-2) 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- With Jiri Fischer sidelined indefinitely following a seizure on Monday, the Detroit Red Wings return to action Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche.

Fischer's heart stopped while on the bench in the first period of Monday's game against Nashville. The 25-year-old Czech was given CPR by medical personnel and taken to a nearby hospital. The game was suspended.

Detroit, which is among the league leaders in victories (15), points (32) and goals (80), will get another opportunity to snap a four-game losing streak.

Mikael Samuelsson and Brendan Shanahan scored for Detroit in Saturday's 3-2 loss to St. Louis. The Red Wings have surrendered 12 goals in their last three games.

Pierre Turgeon scored his eight goal - the 503rd of his career - and defenseman Rob Blake added his fifth for the Avalanche, who saw a two-game winning streak end with a 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary on Monday.

In a matchup that features teams that have combined to win five Stanley Cup championships since 1996, Detroit won three of the four meetings in 2003-2004.