The Colorado Avalanche got crushed by the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, losing 6-0 on the road to snap a three-game winning streak. It was somewhat close through the first two periods as the Canucks were only able to get a limited number of shots on, but the flood gates were opened in the third period as the Canucks expanded a 2-0 lead with four goals.
After getting only 11 shots on goal during the first periods, the Canucks managed to get 12 on target in the third. With Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov struggling all night, that meant a bunch of goals for Vancouver. Daniel Sedin had a hat trick for the Canucks, pushing his season goal total to 12, while Jannik Hansen added two goals himself. Alexander Edler scored Vancouver's final goal with more than ten minutes still remaining in the game.
Colorado ended up benching Varlamov in favor of Jean Sebastien Giguere, but that was after the damage had been done. The Canucks got a shutout between the duo of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo, with Schneider making 20 saves and Luongo making 13. Penalties were plentiful in the game, as Colorado had seven different ones called, while Vancouver got called out six times. That led to 74 total minutes in the penalty box, although only one of Vancouver's goals was scored on power play.