Series (Game 4 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

(32-21-6, 70 pts)

Red Wings 6

(39-13-5, 83 pts)

5:00 PM ET, February 12, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
COL 2 1 03
DET 1 2 36

M. Schneider (Red Wings - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

T. Holmstrom (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

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

Colorado (32-20-6) at Detroit (38-13-5) 5:00 pm EST

Colorado (32-20-6) at Detroit (38-13-5) 5:00 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche once staged a bitter rivalry. More recently, however, it has turned into a one-sided affair.

Detroit will be seeking its sixth straight win overall, as well as its sixth straight win vs. Colorado, when the teams square off Sunday in the final game for each prior to the Olympic break.

The Red Wings' latest victory came Thursday in a 3-2 triumph over Nashville behind defenseman Mathieu Schneider's tie-breaking goal with less than seven minutes remaining.

Robert Lang added a goal and an assist and Kris Draper also tallied for Detroit, which has outscored its opponents, 20-8, during its streak.

The Red Wings also have dominated the Avalanche of late, outscoring their rivals by a 19-7 margin over five straight victories, which include a pair of shutout wins.

Colorado posted its third straight victory Friday, 4-1, against Columbus behind a pair of third-period goals from rookie sensation Marek Svatos. Peter Budaj turned aside 28 shots for the Avalanche, who have won 13 of their last 19 contests.