Backup goaltender wins in first start since Jan. 21
/ NHL.com 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
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.
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
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.
Colorado is 1-3-1 in past five games; Vancouver is 0-3-1 in past four
CANUCKS (20-20-12) at AVALANCHE (27-24-4)
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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.