The Colorado Avalanche finally picked up their first win over the Vancouver Canucks this season with a 4-3 victory. David Jones scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 2:52 in overtime. It was his second of the game.
The Canucks, who lead the Northwest division, are the top team in the Western Conference and are tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for most points in the league, started the scoring at 2:43 in the first period when Alexander Edler scored a power play goal. At 15:41, Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles countered with a goal. Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny were credited with assists.
The second period went back and forth, but the period ended with the score tied at three. Ryan Kesler and Sergei Shirokov scored for Vancouver. Shirokov's goal was the first of his career. David Jones had his first of the game and Milan Hejduk scored a power play goal at 19:18. Liles and Stastny helped on the goal.
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 26 of 30 shots, while the Avalanche's Craig Anderson made 40 saves on 43 shots.
Hejduk, Liles and Anderson were the three stars of the night.
The Avalanche (24-16-6, 54 points) improved to 1-4 against the Canucks this season and have one game left against them this season (Wednesday, March 16). On the heels of a two-game win streak, Colorado hosts the Nashville Predators on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. MT.