Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/25/12
Escaping an Avalanche 101 The Colorado Avalanche controlled the majority of play Saturday at the Pepsi Center, but again couldn’t close out the Canucks, allowing Chris Higgins to play hero with a pair of late goals in a 3-2 overtime victory. Gabriel Landeskog gave the Avs the early lead and Jamie McGinn extended it with his 8th goal in 13 games for Colorado, extending an impressive point streak in his new uniform. The Hat Trick Mighty Mason Mason Raymond had another strong game alongside Henrik Sedin on Vancouver’s top line, burying his 10th goal of the season past Semyon Varlamov to get the Canucks on the board Saturday. Raymond has added an extra dimension to what was once the Sedin line, allowing Henrik more space as defenders flow towards the wheeling winger. Raymond appears to have re-discovered his game since the trade deadline after many fans began to focus on what Mike Gillis couldhave acquired for the second line speedster. It seems the Canucks have found what they were looking
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