Colorado (21-14-5) at Detroit (27-15-2)

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  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Thu Feb 6, 2003
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DETROIT (TICKER) —The Colorado Avalanche look to stretch their season-high six-game unbeaten streak Thursday night when they complete a five-game road trip and open a home-and-home series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Colorado is 4-0-2 in its last seven games, including a 3-0-1 mark on its trip. The Avalanche went 2-0-4 from November 17-29 and host the Red Wings on Saturday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Peter Forsberg set up defenseman Greg de Vries for the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. Earlier in overtime Forsberg had a goal waved off before recording his 40th assist and team-leading 57th point.

Forsberg also set up de Vries for the game-winning goal in last Thursday’s 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers. In his last 27 games, Forsberg has collected 10 goals and 25 assists.

Patrick Roy made 28 saves at Boston to improve to 16-11-11. He is 18-19-1 lifetime against the Red Wings after making 19 saves in a 4-2 home loss on January 16.

Since that win at Colorado, the Red Wings are 1-3-2-1 in their last seven games.

On Tuesday, Pavel Datsyuk and Luc Robitaille each had a goal and an assist, but the Red Wings blew a three-goal lead and settled for a 5-5 tie with the Nashville Predators. Robitaille snapped a 20-game goalless drought with his fifth goal of the season with 15 seconds left in the first period.

Wings right wing Brett Hull has not tallied in five games after recording his 699th career goal on January 22 at Edmongton. Hull, who has 18 goals in 45 career games against Colorado, is trying to become the sixth player in NHL history to reach the 700 plateau.

The Avalanche and Wings split two games in Detroit last season.

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