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
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
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.''