DENVER (AP) - Wojtek Wolski, Marek Svatos and Milan Hejduk scored for Colorado in a shootout, Peter Budaj made 34 saves and the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks for the eighth straight time, 5-4 on Sunday.
Colorado defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist forced overtime, scoring his second goal of the season with 2:50 left in regulation. Hejduk, David Jones and Ryan Smyth also scored in regulation for Colorado, and Paul Stastny had three assists.
Steve Bernier had two goals for Vancouver, Daniel Sedin and Darcy Hordichuk also scored, and Kyle Wellwood connected in the shootout. The Canucks last win over Colorado was a 2-1 overtime victory Nov. 9, 2007.
Bernier gave the Canucks a 4-3 lead with 10:03 left in the third on a one-timer from the right circle. Earlier in the period, Hejduk tied it when he picked up a loose puck in the slot and flipped it past Cory Schneider for his 11th goal of the season.
Hordichuk gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead just 2:17 into the game, and it held up until the second period when Jones tied with a great individual effort.
Jones skated out of the Colorado end and chipped the puck along the right boards into the Canucks' end. He skated by defenseman Shane O'Brien and, with the defenseman trying to check him off the play, Jones leaned over and deflected the puck off Willie Mitchell's stick past Schneider for his fourth goal of the season.
Smyth gave Colorado the lead with his ninth goal. Smyth took a pass from Hejduk as he skated into the Vancouver end and put a hard wrister under Schneider's right pad to give Colorado a 2-1 lead with 8:35 left in the second period.
Sedin and Bernier scored goals 2:04 apart late in the second period. Sedin knocked in his own rebound for his team-leading 12th goal of the season with 4:11 in the period, and Bernier scored a power-play goal to make it 3-2.
Notes: Before the game, the Avalanche had a ceremony remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor 67 years ago. ... Hejduk has 34 goals in 57 career games against the Canucks, his highest goal total against any NHL team.