Colorado 4, Vancouver 3

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 29-10-4-3 15-3-1-2 14-7-3-1 L2
Colorado 24-16-6-0 13-8-3-0 11-8-3-0 W2


David Jones scored his second goal of the game at 2:52 of overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

Milan Hejduk and defenseman John-Michael Liles each registered a goal and two assists while Craig Anderson made 40 saves for the Avalanche, who went 3-for-5 with the man advantage in defeating the Canucks for the first time in five meetings this season.

With Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin in the penalty box for interference, Jones slipped a loose puck past Roberto Luongo from the doorstep to complete his third two-goal effort of the campaign and give Colorado its third win in four games.

Vancouver took a 2-1 lead on the strength of its second-ranked power play as defenseman Alex Edler cashed in at 2:43 of the first period with a slap shot and Ryan Kesler converted a chance midway through the second. In between, Colorado got a man-advantage goal of its own from Liles with 4:19 remaining in the first.

Jones knotted the game less than three minutes after Kesler's tally before the teams traded scores late in the second.

Playing in his seventh National Hockey League game, Vancouver's Sergei Shirokov recorded his first career goal with 1:45 to play, but Hejduk netted his fourth in five games on the power play 63 seconds later to forge a 3-3 tie.

Kesler and Edler each notched an assist and Luongo stopped 26 shots for Vancouver, which has lost three of four following a 14-0-3 run.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Colorado
Alexander Edler 2 Points Milan Hejduk 3
Alexander Edler 1 Goals David Jones 2
Alexander Edler 1 Assists Milan Hejduk 2
Alexander Edler 1 Power Play Goals David Jones 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .867 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .930
Roberto Luongo 26 Saves Craig Anderson 40

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 43 3 2-3 2-5 10 38
Colorado 30 4 3-5 1-3 6 34

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Canucks have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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