Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Nov 24, 2011 2:42 AM by Lee Douglas

Canucks blank Avs at Pepsi Center

DENVER (AP) - Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots for his second career shutout, Manny Malhotra and Alexandre Burrows had early goals, and the Vancouver Canucks extended a run of dominance against Colorado with a 3-0 win on Wednesday night.

Ryan Kesler added an empty-net goal at 19:30 of the third to round out the scoring.

The victory was Vancouver's 10th in the past 12 meetings with Colorado, which fell to 1-2 in an eight-game run at the Pepsi Center that stands out as the longest continuous homestand in franchise history.

Colorado came in as the third-most prolific shooting team in the league, averaging 33.5 shots per game. But the Avalanche were outshot as they struggled to find openings in Vancouver's defense as well as break through against Schneider.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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