National Hockey League
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Vancouver 3, Colorado 2
When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2012
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Don VanMassenhoven, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich, Mike Cvik
Attendance: 17024

Kevin Bieksa scored the tying goal with 35 seconds left in regulation and Mason Raymond converted the only tally in the shootout as the visiting Vancouver Canucks escaped with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Roberto Luongo made 44 saves and turned aside all three attempts in the shootout to give the Canucks their eighth win in the last nine against Colorado.

Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver, which improved to 4-0-5 in shootouts and sent the Avalanche to their fifth consecutive defeat.

It was the sixth consecutive game decided by one goal for the Canucks, who have gone beyond regulation in seven of their last nine (6-1-2).

Jay McClement and David Jones scored goals for Colorado, which had been shut out in its last two meetings vs. the Canucks.

McClement ended an 18-game goalless drought with his go-ahead tally at 3:39 of the second period and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made it stand up until Bieksa's dramatic trying goal.

Kesler opened the scoring 3 1/2 minutes into the first period, ripping a slap shot past Giguere for his 16th goal of the season.

Jones tied it less than six minutes with his third goal in 26 games, ending Colorado 's scoreless string of 176 minutes, 27 seconds against Vancouver.
Top Game Performances
 
Vancouver   Colorado
Kevin Bieksa 1 Points David Jones 1
Kevin Bieksa 1 Goals David Jones 1
David Booth 1 Assists Ryan O'Reilly 1
N/A Power Play Goals David Jones 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .957 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .931
Roberto Luongo 44 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 27
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 29 3 0-5 3-4 15 34
Colorado 46 2 1-4 5-5 17 34
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Canucks have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .700 after a loss.