DENVER – Tyson Barrie scored 55 seconds into overtime, Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night.
Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for the Avalanche.
Yannick Weber and Zack Kassian scored for the Canucks, whose winning streak ended at three.
Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin recorded his 800th NHL point with an assist in the first period. His twin, Canucks captain Henrik, reached that milestone Oct. 15 in Philadelphia.
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