Canucks' Schneider shuts out Avs

Cory Schneider made 24 saves to record his first - and second of his career -- as the Vancouver Canucks 0, at Pepsi Center.

Vancouver got a goal in each period from Manny Malhotra, Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler.

The win was the 247th for Alain Vigneault as the Canucks' head coach, a new franchise record.

Semyon Varlamov, making his first appearance since yielding six goals at Pittsburgh on November 15, stopped 26 shots for the Avalanche.

Colorado fell to 1-2-0 on its eight-game homestand.