Colorado was shut out 3-0 on Wednesday, stoned by Cory Schneider who stopped all 24 shots fired his way.
Vancouver was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Manny Malhotra, Ryan Kesler, and Alexandre Burrows each scored for the Canucks in the victory. Malhotra opened the scoring for Vancouver, finding the back of the net at 17:03 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen.
Cory Schneider turned in a 24-save effort for the Canucks.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 of 28 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Vancouver scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Vancouver outshot Colorado 29-24 in the game.
Next game, Vancouver takes its act on the road to face Phoenix looking for another win. For Colorado, they head home to face Edmonton.