When Cory Schneider does the stopping, there's no stopping Cory Schneider.
The Canucks goaltender, starting his sixth straight game, helped the Vancouver Canucks win their sixth consecutive game beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 Thursday night at Rogers Arena.
Schneider made 32 saves, including 11 in the third period, as the Canucks closed out a mini two-game homestand with two wins to keep the good times rolling for Vancouver.
This game began with what the 1-0 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets lacked - a regulation goal. Daniel Sedin to Henrik Sedin to Alex Burrows, to the back of the net, it was poetry in motion and it put the Canucks up 1-0 after 20 minutes.
Early in the third period the Avalanche tied the game and, following the pace of the second frame, the game remained a slow moving chess match; Daniel Sedin brought the fans out of their seats at 11:32 scoring his 10th goal of the year and the Canucks netted a pair of empty net goals late to seal the deal.
The Canucks travel to Edmonton to face the Oilers Saturday night.
Apparently Shiva Blasting in the press box is frowned upon (by everyone) - but it's fun.
Tweet of the Night -"Is what Tanev just did legal? #Canucks" - @Canucksfan72. I have no idea to what specific play you were referring to, but since Tanev is barely legal himself, I'm going to say the slick move was barely legal as well.
Snowed under - Vancouver has now won its last six head-to-head games with Colorado at Rogers Arena and the Avalanche have not won outright in Vancouver since April 5, 2009 - overall the Canucks have earned points in 20 straight games against Colorado (18-0-2) going back to November 1, 2009.
That's Cory, with an A - Cory Schneider did what 13 of his teammates were unable to against the Avalanche, record a point. The goaltender picked up his first assist of the year helping Henrik Sedin score Vancouver's first empty net goal; Schneider now has six assists in 88 career starts.
Zebra here, zebra there - The Canucks hosted the future of NHL refereeing Thursday night as 10 BC minor hockey officials attended the game and attended a meet and greet with the on-ice officials for the game, including referee Don VanMassenhoven.