|VAN||1||1||2||(0 - 0)||4|
|COL||0||1||2||(0 - 0)||3|
PIC OF THE GAME
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"We had a solid game offensively, but also defensively," Daniel Sedin said. "When you play good defense that opens it up for the offense."
Daniel Sedin had two goals and an assist, Brendan Morrison had a goal and the Canucks dealt the Avalanche their first home loss with a 4-3 victory Saturday night.
"We're a good team, and we came in here and beat a team that is tough at home," Luongo said. "It's a big confidence builder for us. We have a lot of divisional games this month, and we have to get as many games as we can."
The Avalanche had matched a franchise record by opening the season with six home wins. The team had won six straight at home to start the 1994-95 season while in Quebec.
Philadelphia (4-0) is now the only team without a loss at home.
"Our team really battled hard tonight," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "I really liked our overall competitiveness."
Marek Svatos scored twice and Jeff Finger had a short-handed goal for the Avalanche, who had won four straight overall.
Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots and lost for the first time in three starts.
Vancouver led 1-0 after one period, taking advantage of an unforced turnover by Avalanche defenseman Kurt Sauer. Sauer put the puck right onto Markus Naslund's stick in the right circle. Naslund's pass to Henrik Sedin was nudged to Daniel Sedin, who sent a wrister past Budaj with 9:40 left.
The Canucks killed two penalties in the period. Luongo denied Paul Stastny's one-timer from the slot and a deflected shot by Ryan Smyth from behind the net.
Colorado tied it at 1 on Finger's short-handed goal with 8:06 left in the second period. Wyatt Smith passed the puck from the side boards to Finger, who sent a backhander underneath Luongo's stick.
"Smith made a great pass," Finger said. "I wouldn't say the shot was lucky, but I was fortunate to have it go in."
Vancouver regained the lead, 2-1, on a power-play goal by Morrison with 4:06 remaining in the second. Henrik Sedin found Morrison in front of the net, behind an Avalanche defenseman.
Scored the game winner on the power-play to add to another goal and assist.
Made 29 saves on the night and stopped lots of good Colorado chances.
Scored his first goal of the season shorthanded and added 3 hits and 2 blocked shots.
Kesler made it a two-goal lead 1:16 into the third period. Budaj stopped Taylor Pyatt, but the Kesler punched back the rebound.
Svatos brought Colorado within 3-2 with a power play goal at 5:06.
Daniel Sedin sealed the win with his second goal of the night with 6:35 left. The Canucks were skating on a two-man advantage.
"Naslund made a good play to get it to Henrik, and he got it to me and I had an open net on my first goal," Daniel Sedin said. "The second one was five-on-three so it wasn't much to it."
Vancouver was 2-for-6 on the power play for the game.
Svatos made it 4-3 after Colorado had pulled Budaj with 1:15 left in the game.
"We had too many penalties, but that wasn't our only problem," Colorado coach Joel Quenneville said. "We put the puck on sticks in dangerous areas and paid for it."
Notes: Morrison played in his 526th consecutive game, the longest current active streak. ... Luongo was shaken up briefly late in the first period when Smyth ran over him backwards over the goal line. ... Budaj appeared in his 100th game.
|Daniel Sedin Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin , Markus Naslund|
1 - 0 VAN
|SHG - Jeff Finger Backhand shot - ASST: Wyatt Smith , Ben Guite|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Brendan Morrison Wrist shot - ASST: Daniel Sedin , Henrik Sedin|
2 - 1 VAN
|Ryan Kesler Wrist shot - ASST: Markus Naslund , Taylor Pyatt|
3 - 1 VAN
|PPG - Marek Svatos Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny , John-Michael Liles|
3 - 2 VAN
|PPG - Daniel Sedin Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin , Mattias Ohlund|
4 - 2 VAN
|Marek Svatos Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny , Joe Sakic|
4 - 3 VAN
|Taylor Pyatt Cross checking against Marek Svatos|
|Daniel Sedin Holding against Tyler Arnason|
|Ryan Smyth Interference on goalkeeper against Roberto Luongo|
|Daniel Sedin Tripping against Milan Hejduk|
|Kurt Sauer Hooking against Henrik Sedin|
|Scott Hannan Holding against Jannik Hansen|
|Kurt Sauer Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Jannik Hansen Too many men/ice - bench|
|Brad Isbister Holding against Jeff Finger|
|Brett Clark Interference against Henrik Sedin|
|Henrik Sedin Tripping against Brett Clark|
|Kyle Cumiskey Hooking against Byron Ritchie|
|Scott Hannan Holding against Ryan Kesler|
|Mattias Ohlund Interference against Ryan Smyth|
|SA: 32||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 29||EV: 19 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 9|
|SV%: .906||SH: 2 - 3|
|SA: 22||TOI: 58:37|
|Saves: 18||EV: 15 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 4|
|SV%: .818||SH: 1 - 1|