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Canucks Down Colorado 3-2 - Match Report

Vancouver needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Saturday in NHL action at Pepsi Center.

Vancouver was favored by -160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Mason Raymond, who beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Vancouver. Vancouver got goals from Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa in the victory. Kesler opened the scoring at 3:31 of the first period.

Roberto Luongo turned in a 44-save effort for the Canucks.

Colorado got goals from Jay McClement and David Jones in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Colorado got a 27-stop effort from Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the loss.

On the power play, Vancouver went 0-for-5, while the Avalanche were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Vancouver lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 46-29.

Vancouver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Predators. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.