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Canucks 3, Avalanche 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 3, Avalanche 0
Vancouver Canucks 3, Colorado Avalanche 0
Three Stars of the Game
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 24TOI: 59:48
GA: 0EV: 19-19
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Alexandre Burrows
Alexandre Burrows
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:27
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 28TOI: 59:37
GA: 2EV: 21-23
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .929SH: 1-1

DENVER (AP) - Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots for his second career shutout, Manny Malhotra and Alexandre Burrows had early goals, and the Vancouver Canucks extended a run of dominance against Colorado with a 3-0 win on Wednesday night.

Ryan Kesler added an empty-net goal at 19:30 of the third to round out the scoring.

The victory was Vancouver's 10th in the past 12 meetings with Colorado, which fell to 1-2 in an eight-game run at the Pepsi Center that stands out as the longest continuous homestand in franchise history.

Colorado came in as the third-most prolific shooting team in the league, averaging 33.5 shots per game. But the Avalanche were outshot as they struggled to find openings in Vancouver's defense as well as break through against Schneider.

Schneider, the backup to Roberto Luongo, preserved the shutout with consecutive saves near the end of a third-period power play. He stuffed a shot on the left side of the net by Ryan O'Reilly and then wheeled to his right to block O'Reilly's attempt to shove in the rebound.

The loss also extended the Avalanche's difficulties at home, where they have won only three times in 11 games.

Leading 1-0, the Canucks added to their advantage when Burrows knocked in his sixth goal of the season midway through the second period.

With defensemen Shane O'Brien sliding across the crease and goalie Semyon Varlamov dropping to his knees in an attempt to block the shot, Burrows went high, lifting the puck over them both and into the upper corner of the net.

Malhotra scored the game's first goal at 17:03 of the opening period. Cody Hodgson shot him a centering pass from the corner and Malhotra wristed the puck past Varlamov from up close for his first goal of the season.

Notes: Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday ... The Avs' Chuck Kobasew remains one goal shy of 100 for his career. ... Schneider registered his first shutout against Anaheim last March 6. ... The game marked the first of six meetings this season between the Northwest Division teams.

scoring summary
1st Period
Manny Malhotra (1) ASST: Cody Hodgson (6), Jannik Hansen (4)
1 - 0 VAN
2nd Period
Alexandre Burrows (6) ASST: Dan Hamhuis (9)
2 - 0 VAN
3rd Period
EN - Ryan Kesler (3) ASST: NONE
3 - 0 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
Shane O'Brien  Interference against  Daniel Sedin
2nd Period
Daniel Sedin  Hooking against  Milan Hejduk
Joakim Lindstrom  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
Ryan Wilson  Roughing against  Chris Higgins
Henrik Sedin  Hooking against  Paul Stastny
Sami Salo  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Dan Hamhuis  Holding against  Paul Stastny
goalie stats
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 24TOI: 59:48
Saves: 24EV: 19 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 28TOI: 59:37
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
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