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Canucks 6, Avalanche 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 6, Avalanche 4
Vancouver Canucks 6, Colorado Avalanche 4

DENVER (AP)  - Jannik Hansen scored the decisive goal with 2:08 remaining, Mikael Samuelsson had his first NHL hat trick, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Hansen snapped the tie with an unusual goal that was confirmed by video replay. Aaron Rome took a shot from the point that bounced off the end boards. Hansen rushed into the crease between the net and goalie Craig Anderson, and the puck caromed in off his skate.

Daniel Sedin added an empty-net goal with 8.8 seconds left to seal the Canucks' fourth straight win over Colorado. The Avalanche were denied in their bid to move into a tie with Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.

Down 3-0 and 4-1, Vancouver pulled within 4-3 when Samuelsson scored his third goal of the night at 18:18 of the second period, picking up a loose puck in the crease and tapping it past Anderson.

The Canucks tied it with 11:56 remaining when Alex Burrows, positioned in front of Anderson, deflected in Christian Erhoff's shot.

Colorado scored three goals in the first period, netting the first two in a 28-second span.

Peter Mueller, skating behind the net, got the puck out to Matt Duchene. He punched it in with shot from just outside the right post at 6:17 of the first period.

Three Stars
MIKAEL SAMUELSSON

The Canucks could never have completed their comeback without the 2nd period hat trick by Samuelsson playing with the Sedins on the top line.
3 goals, 1 assists, +3 rating , 20:34 TOI

HENRIK SEDIN

Hank had 3 assists in this game to put him above Joe Thornton for the league assist leader. Henrik was instrumental in the unlikely victory.
0 goals, 3 assists, +2 rating, 20:27 TOI

MATT DUCHENE

Avs rookie Matt Duchene was looking like the new Canucks killer, scoring 2 of the first three Colorado goals and putting them up 3-0 in the 1st.
2 goals, +1 rating, 6 shots, 18:48 TOI

T.J. Galiardi set up the second goal, passing the puck ahead to Chris Stewart, who gathered speed skating down the right side and ripped a slap shot from a tough angle near the lower edge of the circle. The puck beat goalie Roberto Luongo's glove and the right post.

The Avalanche made it 3-0 on Duchene's second goal of the night and 23rd of the season at 13:26 of the first.

Paul Statsny, matching a career-high with his 50th assist, fed Duchene in the slot. Duchene wristed the puck into the net on the power play. He benefited when the puck glanced off the skate Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler, causing a change of direction that Luongo could not adjust to in time.

Vancouver scored it first goal when Samuelsson netted his first at 6:40 of the second period, but the Avalanche came right back on an unassisted score by Mueller 36 seconds later.

Samuelsson made it 4-2 at 11:45 of the second, knocking a rebound past Anderson.

NOTES: Duchene leads NHL rookies with 10 power-play goals. ... Mueller has at least one point in each of his four games for Colorado since being acquired a week ago in a trade with Phoenix. ... Samuelsson boosted his point total to a career-high 46. His 27 goals this season rank second on the Canucks to Burrows' 30.


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scoring summary
1st Period
06:17
COL
Matt Duchene (22) ASST: Peter Mueller (17), Kyle Cumiskey (8)
1 - 0 COL
06:45
COL
Chris Stewart (25) ASST: TJ Galiardi (20)
2 - 0 COL
13:26
COL
PPG - Matt Duchene (23) ASST: Paul Stastny (50), Kyle Cumiskey (9)
3 - 0 COL
2nd Period
06:40
VAN
Mikael Samuelsson (25) ASST: Daniel Sedin (45), Henrik Sedin (60)
3 - 1 COL
07:16
COL
Peter Mueller (6) ASST: NONE
4 - 1 COL
11:45
VAN
Mikael Samuelsson (26) ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (23), Henrik Sedin (61)
4 - 2 COL
18:18
VAN
Mikael Samuelsson (27) ASST: Daniel Sedin (46), Henrik Sedin (62)
4 - 3 COL
3rd Period
08:04
VAN
PPG - Alexandre Burrows (30) ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (24), Ryan Kesler (41)
4 - 4 Tie
17:52
VAN
Jannik Hansen (8) ASST: Tanner Glass (7), Aaron Rome (4)
5 - 4 VAN
19:51
VAN
EN - Daniel Sedin (17) ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (20), Ryan Kesler (42)
6 - 4 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
06:51
COL
Chris Durno  Fighting (maj) against  Rick Rypien
06:51
VAN
Rick Rypien  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Durno
12:24
VAN
Alexander Edler  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
14:02
COL
Chris Durno  Interference against  Ryan Johnson
3rd Period
06:26
COL
TJ Galiardi  Tripping against  Ryan Kesler
11:49
VAN
Mikael Samuelsson  Hooking against  Kyle Cumiskey
12:11
COL
Matt Duchene  Hooking against  Alexander Edler
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 23 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .852SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
33-19-5
SA: 31TOI: 58:45
Saves: 26EV: 26 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .839SH: 0 - 0