|VAN||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
|COL||1||1||1||(0 - 0)||3|
DENVER (AP) -Craig Anderson stopped all 35 shots he faced as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Saturday.
It was Anderson's first shutout since beating Edmonton 2-0 on Dec. 11, 2008, when he was with Florida.
Roberto Luongo had 24 saves for Vancouver.
Wolski gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead by finishing a nifty offensive display by his linemates. Hejduk got the puck at the blueline, fed it to Stastny who slid it across the crease to Wolski as he was getting checked. Wolski chipped the puck into the open net for his third goal of the season.
Anderson, who's stopped 73-of-75 shots in his first two games with Colorado, was strong throughout. He made a glove save on a blistering slapshot by Alexander Edler in the first period and poked the puck away from Daniel Sedin on a breakaway in the second.
After not generating a shot on their first two power plays, the Avs struck 10 seconds into their third opportunity. Hejduk sent a pass to the right of the net and Stastny redirected it over Luongo's left pad for his first goal of the year and fourth point.
Rookie Matt Duchene nearly made it 3-0 later in the second on a shorthanded chance, but Luongo made the save.
Colorado eventually took a 3-0 lead on Tucker's power-play goal with 14:37 left in the game, his second goal of the season.
The Canucks, who are 0-2-0, pressured the Avalanche after falling behind 3-0, but Anderson stood tall. In one sequence, he lost his stick midway through the third but made a kick save on a shot by Daniel Sedin. With 2:52 left, Mason Raymond tried to stuff the puck under Anderson but the goalie made the save to preserve the shutout.
NOTES: The Avalanche is 2-0-0 for the first time since the 2001-02 season. ... Colorado plays 11 of its next 13 games on the road. ... Vancouver was 0-for-3 on the power play.
|Wojtek Wolski (3) ASST: Paul Stastny (3), Milan Hejduk (2)|
1 - 0 COL
|PPG - Paul Stastny (1) ASST: Milan Hejduk (3), Kyle Quincey (2)|
2 - 0 COL
|PPG - Darcy Tucker (2) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (1), Brett Clark (2)|
3 - 0 COL
|Paul Stastny Hooking against Mason Raymond|
|Darcy Tucker Roughing against Kevin Bieksa|
|Kevin Bieksa Roughing against Darcy Tucker|
|Kyle Quincey Interference against Alexandre Burrows|
|Alexander Edler Hooking against Matt Duchene|
|Alexandre Burrows Interference against Kyle Quincey|
|Henrik Sedin Holding against Ryan O'Reilly|
|Adam Foote Tripping against Sergei Shirokov|
|Daniel Sedin Holding against Milan Hejduk|
|Ryan Kesler Holding against Milan Hejduk|
|Shane O'Brien Elbowing against Matt Hendricks|
|Cody McLeod Fighting (maj) against Willie Mitchell|
|Willie Mitchell Fighting (maj) against Cody McLeod|
|Darcy Tucker Fighting (maj) against Kevin Bieksa|
|Kevin Bieksa Fighting (maj) against Darcy Tucker|
|SA: 27||TOI: 59:56|
|Saves: 24||EV: 20 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 5|
|SV%: .889||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 35||TOI: 59:44|
|Saves: 35||EV: 27 - 27|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 1 - 1|