Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/16/12
The Great Dane The Vancouver Canucks took advantage of a surprise scoring attack and a commanding first period to defeat the Avalanche 3-1 at Rogers Arena on Wednesday. The Hat Trick Booth’s Big Start David Booth entered Wednesday’s game against the Avalanche as one of Alain Vigneault’s hottest forwards and was eager to continue the trend early against Colorado. Booth scored in his third straight game Wednesday with a sharp backhand past Jean-Sebastien Giguere only 13 seconds in the hockey game after Mason Raymond broke into the Avalanche zone to begin the game. With his latest goal Booth now has now tallied 6 goals and 4 assists over his last 10 games. Hansen Hammers Home Jannik Hansen had a hard-working night on the forecheck against the Avalanche, keeping pursuit of the puck and putting pressure on the Avs’ defenders from Vancouver’s third line. The trio of Jannik Hansen, Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierrehad a solid night together generating eight shots altogether as a unit. ...
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