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Canucks look to remain undefeated vs. Avalanche

Oct 8, 2006 - 2:32 PM Vancouver (2-0-0) at Colorado (0-0-2) 8:00 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- After falling short of the playoffs in the final days of last season, the Vancouver Canucks have gotten of to a terrific start.

Daniel Sedin looks to continue his early offensive outburst and the Canucks try to win for the third time in as many games Sunday when they visit the winless Colorado Avalanche.

Playing the third contest of a four-game road trip, Vancouver has spoiled the home openers of the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets en route to becoming the first Western Conference team to get off to a 2-0 start this season.

After posting a 3-1 victory at Detroit on Thursday, the Canucks received two goals from Sedin, including the game-winner in overtime of Friday's 3-2 triumph over the Blue Jackets.

Twin-brother Henrik Sedin collected two assists. He set up Daniel for the clincher at 31 seconds of overtime to cap Vancouver's comeback from a 2-0 deficit.

Colorado's campaign has shown a disappointing trend with a pair of overtime defeats to the Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild.

Brad Richardson scored two goals, including a unassisted shorthanded tally in the second period for the Avalanche in Thursday's 3-2 defeat to Minnesota.

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