Santorelli scores twice as Canucks clip Avalanche
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Santorelli had two goals and an assist in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks, who have won four in a row. Roberto Luongo stopped 28-of-29 shots.
Jamie McGinn scored the lone goal for the Avalanche, who went 1-2-0 on a three-game road trip. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 18-of-21 shots.
The Canucks got on the board at the 5:34 mark of the first period. Chris Higgins intercepted Nate Guenin's pass behind the Colorado net. Higgins slid a pass to Santorelli, who beat Giguere with a backhander.
Kesler scored 1:32 into the third frame. Giguere stopped Santorelli's shot from the slot, but the rebound went right to Kesler.
Less than six minutes later, Santorelli kept it on a 2-on-1 rush and wristed a shot past Giguere.
McGinn scored with 7.1 seconds left to spoil Luongo's shutout bid.
Giguere entered Sunday's game with a 7-0-0 mark this season ... Higgins had two assists ... Vancouver went 0-for-3 on the power play, while Colorado went 0-for-1 on the man advantage.
12/08 23:07:41 ET