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DENVER (AP) - Henrik Sedin had his first NHL hat trick and Roberto Luongo stopped 32 shots, helping the Vancouver Canucks snap a three-game skid with an 8-2 rout of the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Steve Bernier netted two goals and Mathieu Schneider, Jannik Hansen, and Tanner Glass also scored as the Canucks wrapped up a five-game road swing (2-3).
Marek Svatos broke up Luongo's shutout bid early in the third period when he knocked in a rebound for a power-play goal.
Luongo made his third appearance since coming back from a broken rib that sidelined him for about two weeks. He wasn't tested much until the third period when Colorado turned up the pressure.
Matt Hendricks added a goal for Colorado, which lost for the second straight time at home after winning six in a row.
The Avalanche briefly climbed back into the game after Hendricks' goal cut the lead to 4-2. Any thoughts of a comeback were quickly ended by Bernier's goal just 25 seconds later.
Sedin, Bernier and Glass scored in about a seven-minute window. Sedin's third goal of the game came on a power play and gave him his first hat trick in his 667th game.
The Avalanche unveiled a new look Saturday, donning royal blue sweaters. It was a departure from their predominantly burgundy outfits.
Since a sizzling 10-1-2 start, the Avalanche has struggled. They are 2-4-1 over their last seven games.
Sedin sparked Vancouver early as he scored two of the team's three goals in the opening period. He poked in a puck that had trickled behind Anderson 1:57 in.
Later, Sedin lofted a shot over a sprawled-out Anderson on a goal made possible by the hustle and thievery of Mason Raymond.
Just out of the penalty box, Raymond flew after a puck deep in the Avalanche zone. He stole it off the stick of a surprised Anderson, then hit Sedin with a pass in front. Anderson couldn't scramble back in time as Sedin scored his 11th goal.
Hansen scored midway through the first period when Glass found him wide open in front.
Colorado's Tom Preissing made his season debut as he returned from a right knee injury. The defenseman missed the entire preseason after having a scope done on the knee. He recently completed a two-game conditioning assignment with Lake Erie of the AHL.
The 30-year-old Preissing was acquired, along with defenseman Kyle Quincey, in a deal that sent Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings in July.
NOTES: Sedin's twin brother, Daniel, missed his 17th game with a fractured foot. ... Avalanche F Milan Hejduk returned to the lineup after missing two games because of an aching back. ... Avalanche F Cody McLeod took a puck to the lip in the second period, but was back for his next shift. He missed six games after taking a stick to the eye earlier this season.
|Henrik Sedin (10) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Kesler (14), Mason Raymond (3)|
1 - 0 VAN
|Henrik Sedin (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Mason Raymond (4), Ryan Johnson (2)|
2 - 0 VAN
|Jannik Hansen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tanner Glass (1), Ryan Johnson (3)|
3 - 0 VAN
|Mathieu Schneider (2) Slapshot - ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (7), Alexandre Burrows (8)|
4 - 0 VAN
|PPG - Marek Svatos (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Quincey (10), Kyle Cumiskey (3)|
4 - 1 VAN
|Matt Hendricks (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (11), Adam Foote (3)|
4 - 2 VAN
|Steve Bernier (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Johnson (4), Jannik Hansen (1)|
5 - 2 VAN
|PPG - Henrik Sedin (12) Snap shot - ASST: Alexander Edler (10), Mason Raymond (5)|
6 - 2 VAN
|Steve Bernier (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Pettinger (1), Kevin Bieksa (9)|
7 - 2 VAN
|Tanner Glass (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mathieu Schneider (1), Kevin Bieksa (10)|
8 - 2 VAN
|Mason Raymond Hooking against Wojtek Wolski|
|Kyle Quincey Cross checking against Henrik Sedin|
|Kyle Quincey Roughing against Jannik Hansen|
|Mikael Samuelsson Roughing against Adam Foote|
|Adam Foote Roughing against Mikael Samuelsson|
|Kyle Wellwood Too many men/ice - bench|
|Mathieu Schneider Hooking against David Jones|
|Kyle Quincey Holding the stick against Ryan Kesler|
|Cody McLeod Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Mathieu Schneider Slashing against Chris Stewart|
|Ryan Kesler Unsportsmanlike conduct against Darcy Tucker|
|Darcy Tucker Unsportsmanlike conduct against Ryan Kesler|
|Henrik Sedin Hooking against Ryan O'Reilly|
|Kyle Cumiskey Hi-sticking against Alexandre Burrows|
|Adam Foote Holding against Ryan Kesler|
|Rick Rypien Fighting (maj) against Cody McLeod|
|Cody McLeod Fighting (maj) against Rick Rypien|
|Cody McLeod Roughing against Rick Rypien|
|Rick Rypien Roughing against Cody McLeod|