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Sakic, Avalanche hope to pick up where they left off

Jan 26, 2007 - 3:18 PM Phoenix (22-24-2) at Colorado (24-20-3) 9:00 pm EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- All-Star Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture. They hope to climb back into the race.

The Avalanche look to start the season's second half on a positive note Friday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes.

Colorado got off to a slow start this season and enters the second half three points behind Minnesota (25-20-4) for the conference's eighth and final postseason berth.

The Western Conference captain in Wednesday's midseason showcase, Sakic has been brilliant this season, leading the Avalanche with 20 goals and 32 assists. The 37-year-old center registered four assists Wednesday to lead the West to a 12-9 triumph.

Colorado has won six of its last nine games and hopes to keep rolling Friday against a Phoenix club which entered the All-Star break with four losses in its previous six contests.

The Western Conference foes' only meeting this season came on January 17, when Sakic recorded two assists to pace Colorado to a 4-3 victory here.








  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 2 0 (1) 5
    COLORADO 1 3 0 0 (0) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI) 5:20
    PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15
    2ND PRD: COL - (SH) ANTTI LAAKSONEN 3 (IAN LAPERRIERE) 2:40
    CO

    Jan 26 11:55 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 2 0 (1) 5
    COLORADO 1 3 0 0 (0) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI) 5:20
    PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15
    2ND PRD: COL - (SH) ANTTI LAAKSONEN 3 (IAN LAPERRIERE) 2:40
    CO

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 11:55 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 4
    COLORADO 4
    3RD PRD: PHO - ZBYNEK MICHALEK 5 (SHANE DOAN, LADISLAV NAGY) 9:17

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 11:15 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 2
    COLORADO 1 3 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, BRETT CLARK)
    5:20
    PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15
    2ND PRD: COL - (SH) ANTTI LAAKSONEN 3 (IAN LAPERRIERE, KURT SAUER)
    2:40
    COL - IA

    Jan 26 10:39 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1 2
    COLORADO 1 3 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, BRETT CLARK)
    5:20
    PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15
    2ND PRD: COL - (SH) ANTTI LAAKSONEN 3 (IAN LAPERRIERE, KURT SAUER)
    2:40
    COL - IA

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 10:39 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 2
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: PHO - OWEN NOLAN 12 (NICK BOYNTON, PATRICK FISCHER) 10:17

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 10:20 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 1
    COLORADO 3
    2ND PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 3 (BRETT MCLEAN, ANTTI LAAKSONEN) 4:15

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 10:10 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHOENIX 1 1
    COLORADO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, BRETT CLARK)
    5:20
    PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHO 8

    Jan 26 9:44 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 1
    COLORADO 1
    1ST PRD: PHO - STEVEN REINPRECHT 2 (OWEN NOLAN, OLEG SAPRYKIN) 19:15

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 9:43 PM


  • NHL
    PHOENIX 0
    COLORADO 1
    1ST PRD: COL - (SH) JORDAN LEOPOLD 1 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, BRETT CLARK) 5:20

    Coyotes vs. AvalancheJan 26 9:19 PM