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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, 01.27.2004 / 7:00 PM

Associated Press

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche
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GAME: Edmonton Oilers (19-22-8-1) at Colorado Avalanche (28-11-8-2).

TIME: Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST.

The Colorado Avalanche look to extend their unbeaten streak to five games as they host the Edmonton Oilers, who haven't won at the Pepsi Center in more than two years.

Colorado continued its strong play on Saturday, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 to conclude a four-game road trip with a 3-0-1 mark.

The Avs have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 14, going 11-1-1-1 over that span, to move three points ahead of the Vancouver Canucks for first place in the Northwest Division.

In Saturday's win, Peter Forsberg returned from a four-game injury layoff with two goals and an assist, Teemu Selanne scored his first goal in 10 games, Steve Konowalchuk added a goal and an assist, and Paul Kariya set up two goals.

``He's missed a lot of practice time, but he came back and he is still Peter Forsberg,'' Colorado coach Tony Granato said.

Forsberg has seven goals and 19 points in his last nine games, but he hadn't played since Jan. 15 because of a sore groin.

``The first period I was a little tired, after that I felt great,'' Forsberg said. ``We just want to make sure with it (the injury). It's the middle of the season, and you don't want to rip it totally open and be out for a long time.''

Colorado will be looking to go unbeaten in five straight when it faces an Edmonton club that is 0-4-1 in its last five visits to the Pepsi Center. The Oilers haven't beaten the Avs in Colorado since a 4-1 win on Oct. 18, 2001.

Edmonton lost its second straight on Saturday, 4-3 at home to the Nashville Predators, to fall to 1-3-1 in its last five games.

The Oilers tried to rally from a 4-0 deficit in the third as Radek Dvorak scored a power-play goal at 2:13, and Ethan Moreau made it 4-2 just 24 seconds later.

Edmonton added a third unanswered goal from Raffi Torres with 55 seconds remaining but could not get even.

``It's a tough game to break down because we came out like we wanted to,'' Moreau said. ``We had a lot of great chances. There's a couple missed assignments and that's unacceptable 50 games into the season.''

2003-2004 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 10 '04COL 3 at EDM 2 - OTA. Foote
Feb 18 '04EDM 5 at COL 1I. Ulanov
Jan 27 '04EDM 1 at COL 3P. Forsberg
Nov 28 '03COL 4 at EDM 1T. Selanne
Oct 23 '03EDM 1 at COL 6P. Forsberg
Oct 18 '03COL 3 at EDM 6S. Staios
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