Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Colorado leads 4-0

Game 1: Monday, January 9th
Game 2: Tuesday, March 7th
Game 3: Saturday, March 25th
Game 4: Saturday, April 8th

Avalanche 3

(39-25-7, 85 pts)

Blues 2

(20-37-12, 52 pts)

8:00 PM ET, March 25, 2006

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 OT T
COL 0 2 0 13
STL 1 1 0 02

J. Sakic (Avalanche - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Cajanek (Blues - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Clark (Avalanche - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Colorado (38-25-7) at St. Louis (20-37-11) 8:00 pm EST

Colorado (38-25-7) at St. Louis (20-37-11) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Finishing up one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues are beginning to build a positive future.

Officially eliminated from the postseason chase, the Blues look to snap a five-game losing streak Saturday when they host the Colorado Avalanche.

St. Louis will play its first game after the team was sold by Bill and Nancy Laurie to a group headed by former Madison Square Garden President Dave Checketts. The sale must still be formally approved by the league's Board of Governors.

Keith Tkachuk scored his 13th goal on the power play and Mike Glumac added his fifth for the Blues in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Calgary Flames, who ended their streak of 25 straight postseason appearances.

Colorado has lost three of its last four and is in sixth place in the Western Conference, one point in back of Anaheim and one ahead of Vancouver for seventh. The Avalanche also trail Calgary by three points in the Northwest Division race.

Joe Sakic scored his 27th goal and Rob Blake added three assists for Colorado, which failed to hold a three-goal lead in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Colorado has won both meetings against St. Louis this season, including a 2-1 victory March 7. Milan Hejduk scored the game-winner in the shootout for the Avalanche.