>> Colorado vs Vancouver Recap - Avalanche Win 4-2
The Avalanche earned a 4-2 victory over Vancouver on Thursday behind a 38-save performance from Semyon Varlamov at Rogers Arena.
Colorado was favored by -112 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Colorado got goals from Paul Stastny (2), John Mitchell, and Tyson Barrie in the victory. Stastny opened the scoring at 18:39 of the first period.
Semyon Varlamov turned in a 38-save effort for the Avalanche.
Henrik Sedin and David Booth scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Semyon Varlamov.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Colorado went 1-for-4, while the Canucks were 0-for-0 with the man advantage.
Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 40-28.
Next game, Colorado takes its act on the road to face San Jose looking for another win. For Vancouver, they head on the road to face Edmonton.