Final
  for this game

Streaking Avalanche continue playoff push

Mar 21, 2007 - 2:17 PM Colorado (37-29-6) at Edmonton (30-36-7) 9:00 pm EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Colorado Avalanche are the hottest team in the NHL. The Edmonton Oilers are the coldest.

The Avalanche have won eight of their last nine games heading into Wednesday's contest against the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 11 in a row.

Colorado is six points behind Calgary (38-25-10) for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Milan Hejduk scored in overtime to lead the Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. He has eight goals and seven assists in his last 15 contests.

Colorado's Paul Stastny was held without a goal or assist, snapping his NHL-record 20-game rookie points streak.

The Avalanche have not missed the playoffs since 1993-94, when they were still the Quebec Nordiques.

The defending Western Conference champion Oilers have been outscored, 39-10, during their losing streak. They have nine regulation losses and an overtime loss since trading Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders at the February 27 trade deadline.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 2 3 0 5
    EDMONTON 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 7 (TYLER ARNASON) 1:29
    COL - JOE SAKIC 31 (ANDREW BRUNETTE) 4:23
    2ND PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 8 (TYLER ARNASON, BRAD RICHARDSON) 2:22
    COL - (PP) JOHN-MICHAEL LILES 13 (TYLER ARNASON, WOJTEK
    WOLS

    Mar 21 11:29 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 5
    EDMONTON 1
    3RD PRD: EDM - PATRICK THORESEN 3 (FERNANDO PISANI) 5:33

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 11:03 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 2 3 5
    EDMONTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 7 (TYLER ARNASON) 1:29
    COL - JOE SAKIC 31 (ANDREW BRUNETTE) 4:23
    2ND PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 8 (TYLER ARNASON, BRAD RICHARDSON) 2:22
    COL - (PP) JOHN-MICHAEL LILES 13 (TYLER ARNASON,

    Mar 21 10:38 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 5
    EDMONTON 0
    2ND PRD: COL - BRETT CLARK 9 (ANDREW BRUNETTE) 15:59

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 10:31 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    EDMONTON 0
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) JOHN-MICHAEL LILES 13 (TYLER ARNASON, WOJTEK
    WOLSKI) 14:17

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 10:26 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 3
    EDMONTON 0
    2ND PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 8 (TYLER ARNASON, BRAD RICHARDSON) 2:22

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 10:05 PM


  • ------------------------
    Colorado
    2 --2
    Edmonton 0 --0
    ------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Colorado, Ian Laperriere 7 (Tyler Arnason),
    1:29. 2, Colorado, Joe Sakic 31 (Andrew Brunette), 4:23.

    Shots on goal:
    -----------------------------
    Colorado 17 --17
    Edmonton 6 --6
    -----------------------------

    Goalies : Colorado, Peter Budaj (6 sho

    Mar 21 9:46 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 2
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: COL - JOE SAKIC 31 (ANDREW BRUNETTE) 4:23

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 9:15 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 1
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 7 (TYLER ARNASON) 1:29

    Avalanche vs. OilersMar 21 9:11 PM