Series (Game 3 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

Red Wings 3

(36-13-5, 77 pts)

Avalanche 0

(29-20-6, 64 pts)

2:00 PM ET, February 4, 2006

Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

1 2 3 T
DET 0 0 33
COL 0 0 00

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

N. Lidstrom (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

I. Laperriere (Avalanche - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Detroit (35-13-5) at Colorado (29-19-6) 2:00 pm EST

Detroit (35-13-5) at Colorado (29-19-6) 2:00 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- For years, the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche staged one of the best rivalries in sports. More recently, however, it has turned into more of a one-sided affair.

The Red Wings will try to continue their recent domination over the Avalanche, as well as their road success in general this season, when the teams face off Saturday.

Detroit has gone 22-10-3 against Colorado, including the playoffs, since the start of the 1999-00 season. The Red Wings also have won three straight contests here, including a 4-3 victory on January 21 behind a goal and an assist from both Pavel Datsyuk and defenseman Mathieu Schneider.

The Red Wings, who are 17-5-3 on the road this season, are coming off Monday's 3-2 home win against St. Louis. Brendan Shanahan and Henrik Zetterberg tallied third-period goals for the victory.

Colorado, which is 7-1-2 in its last 10 home games, dropped a 4-3 overtime decision against Nashville on Thursday. Captain Joe Sakic reached the 20-goal plateau for the 16th time in 17 years, but the Avalanche went 0-for-8 on the power play in losing for the third time in four games.

The Avalanche also lost right wing Milan Hejduk to a neck injury in the first period. While he is questionable for Saturday, defenseman Ossi Vaananen broke his ankle in the contest and is out indefinitely.