Canucks turn back Avalanche
Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist, Alex Burrows also had a goal and an assist and the Vancouver...
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist, Alex Burrows also had a goal and an assist and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night.
Sedin took a feed from Burrows at the top of the left circle and sent a low wrist shot through Semyon Varlamov's legs — with twin brother Henrik Sedin screening in front — at 11:32 of the third to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins each had empty-net goals for the Canucks.
Cory Schneider stopped 30 shots to help Vancouver to its sixth straight victory.
Penguins extend win streak to 14
PITTSBURGH — Pascal Dupuis scored twice and Evgeni Malkin had a goal in his return to the lineup, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets for their 14th straight win.
Chris Kunitz had a goal and an assist and Sidney Crosby had two assists to push his league-best points total to 56 as the Penguins capped a giddy 24 hours and moved within three victories of the NHL record for consecutive wins.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 20 shots and even recorded his first assist while getting his 50th career shutout.
A day earlier, the Penguins traded for Calgary captain Jarome Iginla. However, the Boston Bruins believed they had a deal to get Iginla before it fell through. Iginla, who had a no-trade clause, said he would rather go to Pittsburgh because he could not pass up an opportunity to play with Crosby and Malkin.