The Vancouver Canucks took an early lead in the first period when Ryan Kesler scored a power play goal against Peter Budaj and the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche have managed only eight shots against Canucks goalie Cory Schneider. Peter Budaj has seen 18 shots and allowed only that one goal. Recently recalled defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has been on the ice for 6:17 and managed one shot on goal. Shattenkirk displayed a nice ability to get in position and take a shot when he had one. Let’s see this offensive defenseman get a point tonight.