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Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche
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GAME: Anaheim Mighty Ducks (13-18-7-5) at Colorado Avalanche (23-10-7-2).

TIME: Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST.

The surging Colorado Avalanche look to move into a tie for first place in the Northwest Division as they try to keep the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on their longest winless streak in more than a year.

The Avalanche are unbeaten in regulation in their last seven contests (6-0-0-1), moving within two points of the first-place Vancouver Canucks in the Northwest. Vancouver visits Phoenix on Tuesday.

Colorado concluded a three-game road trip on Sunday with a 5-4 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago took a 3-0 lead into the second period and a 4-2 advantage into the third, but John-Michael Liles and Karlis Skrastins drew the Avs even with goals in the final period before Alex Tanguay scored 3:42 into overtime.

Tanguay has three goals and an assist in his last two games, giving him nine points in six contests this month.

"He's a great goal scorer," Colorado coach Tony Granato said. "He can pick a corner and he's got great hands around the net. A lot of times he'll look for an extra pass, but fortunately I think he's feeling pretty good about his shot right now."

Anaheim's struggles continued Sunday when it blew a one-goal lead with 5:23 left in the third period in settling for a 2-2 tie at home with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Ducks fell to 0-3-3 in their last six games for their longest winless streak since an 0-6-1 skid from Dec. 26-Jan. 8 of last season.

"We have to look like a more desperate team every night," Anaheim coach Mike Babcock said.

2003-2004 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Jan 30 '04 COL 3 at ANA 4 - OT N. Havelid
Jan 13 '04 ANA 1 at COL 3 R. Blake
Dec 19 '03 COL 0 at ANA 1 S. Fedorov
Nov 18 '03 ANA 1 at COL 2 - OT T. Selanne is the official Web site of the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado Avalanche and are trademarks of Colorado Avalanche, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, Inc. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.