Canucks take out Avalanche for sixth win in a row

Updated: March 29, 2013

Daniel Sedin scored the winner in the third
period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Both Daniel and Henrik Sedin posted a goal and an assist, as did Alexandre
Burrows for the Canucks, who are on a six-game winning streak. Cory Schneider
stopped 32 shots.

“I’m not trying to put too much into it,” said Schneider regarding the streak.
“I’m just worried about the next game. I think we’re just as good as the next

Matt Duchene had the lone goal for the Avalanche, who have lost four straight
and eight of nine. Semyon Varlamov gave up two goals on 18 shots.

“They got some timely goals and we got some unlucky bounces,” said Duchene.

Colorado had tied the game at 1-1 4:02 into the third as good work behind the
net by P.A. Parenteau saw him center the puck where Duchene one-timed it home.

Vancouver, though, took the lead back with 8:28 to play after a left circle
faceoff win that saw the puck eventually come back to the slot where Daniel
Sedin snapped it home for a 2-1 lead.

Henrik Sedin sealed the win on an empty-netter with 1:24 to play, and Chris
Higgins added another empty-netter 44 seconds later.

The Canucks took a 1-0 lead just 4:27 into the game as Daniel Sedin passed it
from the left circle to the right where Henrik fed it back down to the low
left side for the tap into the open net.

Neither side got on the board in the second period as Varlamov made seven
stops while Schneider turned away 10.

Game Notes

Vancouver plays in Edmonton on Saturday … Colorado hosts Nashville on
Saturday … Vancouver has won all three games against Colorado this season,
10 straight and 18 of 20 … Colorado went 0-for-2 on the power play while
Vancouver didn’t have a man advantage in the game.