Peter Forsberg and Milan Hejduk both had a goal and an assist to power the Avalanche's offense. John-Michael Liles and Wojtek Wolski also scored for Colorado, which has four wins in its last five games.
Robert Luongo gave up the four goals on 20 shots as the Canucks lost for the fifth time in their last six games. Vancouver is one point behind Nashville for the final playoff spot in the NHL West.
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