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Canucks 4, Avalanche 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 4, Avalanche 3, OT
Colorado Avalanche 3, Vancouver Canucks 4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Mason Raymond scored on a lucky bounce 28 seconds into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks recovered from blowing a late lead to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Colorado defenseman Jonas Holos was skating with the puck near his net after a scrambled faceoff in the Avalanche end when Raymond chipped it off his stick and watched it trickle between the legs of surprised goalie Peter Budaj.

Peter Schaefer's first goal in 2 1/2 years put Vancouver ahead five minutes into the third period, but Matt Duchene tied it with 1:33 left while Budaj was pulled for an extra attacker. Milan Hejduk, who had two assists, spotted Duchene in the left slot with a cross-ice pass. Duchene quickly snapped a shot past sliding goalie Roberto Luongo, who made 36 saves.

Jeff Tambellini also scored for the second straight game since being moved up to the top line, and Ryan Kesler added a power-play goal for the Canucks, who are 4-0-1 at home.

David Jones and Daniel Winnik had goals, and Budaj made 27 saves for Colorado, which dropped its third straight. The Avalanche also lost No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson to a knee injury during pregame warmups.

Budaj was scheduled to make his second start this season, but he might be getting a lot more playing time because Anderson injured his knee during a scramble drill reserved for the backup.

Anderson was in obvious discomfort as he left the ice and never returned to the bench. A team spokesman said Anderson would return to Denver to be re-examined rather than travel with the club to Calgary for a game on Thursday.

Schaefer spent last season out of hockey after his contract was bought out by Boston and was in the AHL two seasons ago. He won a spot on the Canucks after a training camp tryout and made his biggest impact on Tuesday.

Schaefer pounced on a loose puck at the blue line and snapped the go-ahead goal through a screen and over Budaj's outstretched glove for his first goal since March 27, 2008.

Jones opened the scoring 4:28 in on a breakaway from the blue line, firing a shot over Luongo's shoulder and in off the crossbar. Tambellini answered less than five minutes later after Paul Stastny's turnover in his end and tic-tac-toe passing from new linemates Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Both Sedins got an assist, giving Daniel points in all nine games (seven goals, five assists). Henrik has an NHL-leading 11 assists.

Colorado's John-Michael Liles matched that assist total - and set an NHL record for defensemen - on Winnik's goal early in the second period. Liles earned the second assist after Winnik redirected Ryan O'Reilly's pass even with the puck rolling on its side. Liles has an assist in each of the first nine games, the longest streak by a defenseman to start a season.

Kesler tied it on a power play three minutes later, banging in a rebound of his deflection.

Notes: Canucks D Dan Hamhuis missed his fourth straight game because of a bruised foot, and D Keith Ballard missed his fifth with a concussion. ... Colorado D Adam Foote missed his second straight game with a concussion, but D Scott Hannan played after leaving his previous game due to a head injury. ... The Canucks made their first captain, Orland Kurtenbach, the first inductee into the new Ring of Honor in a pregame ceremony. It was part of the franchise's 40th anniversary celebration.

scoring summary
1st Period
David Jones (3) ASST: Milan Hejduk (4), Scott Hannan (1)
1 - 0 COL
Jeff Tambellini (2) ASST: Daniel Sedin (5), Henrik Sedin (11)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
Daniel Winnik (3) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (2), John-Michael Liles (11)
2 - 1 COL
PPG - Ryan Kesler (3) ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (3), Alexander Edler (6)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
Peter Schaefer (1) ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (4)
3 - 2 VAN
Matt Duchene (2) ASST: Milan Hejduk (5), Chris Stewart (6)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
Mason Raymond (3) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
David Van Der Gulik  Interference against  Ryan Parent
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Andrew Alberts
Ryan Kesler  Holding the stick against  Kyle Cumiskey
2nd Period
Philippe Dupuis  Charging against  Kevin Bieksa
Kevin Bieksa  Interference against  TJ Galiardi
3rd Period
OT Period
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
SA: 31TOI: 60:10
Saves: 27EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .871SH: 0 - 0
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo
SA: 39TOI: 60:01
Saves: 36EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
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