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Markstrom's 29 saves help Canucks top Avalanche

Backup goaltender wins in first start since Jan. 21

by Rick Sadowski / Correspondent

Markstrom's glove save

VAN@COL: Markstrom robs Comeau with fine glove save

2/9/16 Jacob Markstrom reaches out his glove for a nice save on Blake Comeau to keep the game scoreless in the 1st

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DENVER -- Goalie Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves, center Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday at Pepsi Center. 

Markstrom, who started for the first time since Jan. 21, has won four consecutive games and is 5-0-1 in his past six.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: VAN @ COL - 16:22 of the Second Period

Original call stands, good goal Canucks @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: VAN vs. COL

Situation Room: Baertschi's goal is confirmed

2/9/16: The Avalanche challenge goaltender interference on Sven Baertschi's goal at 16:22 in the 2nd, and the call is confirmed as a goal

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At 16:22 of the second period in the Canucks/Avalanche game, Colorado requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Vancouver player interfered with Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov prior to Sven Baertschi's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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game preview

Canucks, Avalanche look to find consistency

Colorado is 1-3-1 in past five games; Vancouver is 0-3-1 in past four

by Rick Sadowski / nhl

CANUCKS (20-20-12) at AVALANCHE (27-24-4) 

TV: 9 p.m. ET; ALT, SNP, NHL.TV 

DENVER -- Maybe the Colorado Avalanche can draw inspiration from the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos as they continue their pursuit of a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Avalanche close out what has been a winless homestand Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks at Pepsi Center. 

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