Final

Series (Game 1 of 8)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Saturday, October 22nd
Avalanche4Final
Canucks6
Game 2: Thursday, October 27th
Canucks2Final
Avalanche6
Game 3: Saturday, October 29th
Canucks3Final
OT
Avalanche4
Game 4: Thursday, November 10th
Avalanche5Final
Canucks3
Game 5: Sunday, November 27th
Canucks2Final
Avalanche6
Game 6: Wednesday, November 30th
Avalanche2Final
Canucks5
Game 7: Saturday, January 28th
Canucks4Final
SO
Avalanche3
Game 8: Saturday, April 15th
Avalanche3Final
OT
Canucks4

Avalanche 4

(3-4-1, 7 pts)

Canucks 6

(7-1-1, 15 pts)

10:00 PM ET, October 22, 2005

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 T
COL 0 1 34
VAN 2 1 36

E. Jovanovski (Canucks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Sedin (Canucks - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

A. Tanguay (Avalanche - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Colorado (3-3-1) at Vancouver (6-1-1) 10:00 pm EDT

Colorado (3-3-1) at Vancouver (6-1-1), 10:00 pm EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- More than 19 months removed from one of the ugliest incidents in hockey history, Todd Bertuzzi will face the Colorado Avalanche.

Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks will take on the Avalanche for the first time since March 8, 2004 when the star right wing blindsided Steve Moore, breaking bones in the Avalanche forward's neck.

The 30-year-old Bertuzzi attacked Moore from behind, pulling him closer with a tug of his jersey before clubbing Moore on the back of the head and driving him face-first into the ice.

A teary-eyed Bertuzzi apologized two days after the incident but still was suspended indefinitely by the league. He missed the final 13 regular season games and the playoffs in 2003-04.

After the lockout canceled the 2004-05 season, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reinstated Bertuzzi.

Moore continues his recovery and hopes to play again, while Bertuzzi has been a critical part of the Canucks' outstanding start. They have won four straight games, including the first three of a four-game homestand by a combined score of 14-6.

One of the top scoring teams in the league, Vancouver got goals from Ed Jovanoski, Nolan Baumgartner and Matt Cooke in a 3-2 win over Phoenix on Thursday. Goaltender Dan Cloutier made 22 saves to win his third straight.

Cloutier will contend with a Colorado attack that broke out for a 7-1 win over Edmonton on Friday. John-Michael Liles and Milan Hejduk both had two goals and an assist as the Avalanche notched seven goals for the second time this year.

Colorado is 22-17-7-1 all-time at Vancouver and earned a 9-2 win here in the game Bertuzzi injured Moore. This is the first of three meetings between the clubs this month.

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