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Bonino scores 2 goals, Miller stops 20 shots as Canucks beat Avalanche 5-2

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DENVER - Nick Bonino scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 20 saves and the Vancouver Canucks overcame an early deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Henrik Sedin and Derek Dorsett also scored for the Canucks. Chris Higgins had two assists for Vancouver.

The Canucks tied it early in the third when Dorsett deflected Dan Hamhuis' shot over the shoulder of Semyon Varlamov at 2:27. Bonino gave Vancouver the lead when he corralled a loose puck in the crease and put it in the open net at 4:47.

Bonino got his second nearly five minutes later when he beat Varlamov on a the short side to make it 4-2. Shawn Matthias iced with his first goal at 13:10.

Varlamov had 32 saves and John Mitchell and Jamie McGinn had goals for the Avalanche, which has lost three straight. Colorado, which started last season 12-1, is 3-6-5.

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