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Forsberg victorious in Colorado return

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Swedish superstar Peter Forsberg didn't register a point but he made the most of his return to Colorado by helping the Avalanche post a 2-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

Appearing in his first National Hockey League game with the Avalanche since April 4th, 2004 after signing a contract for the remainder of the season on February 25th, Forsberg logged a massive amount of ice time, making it through his season debut unscathed.

After nursing foot and ankle injuries since the 2006-07 Stanley Cup playoffs, the former MVP winner recorded three shots on goal on 22 shifts that totaled just under 20 minutes of ice time.

Defenceman John-Michael Liles snapped a tie early in the third period with a power-play goal.

Paul Stastny also scored, Andrew Brunette recorded two assists and Jose Theodore made 26 saves for Colorado (35-26-6), which jumped ahead of Vancouver (32-24-10) for seventh place in the Western Conference.

Ryan Shannon tallied and Roberto Luongo stopped 29 shots for the Canucks, who fell to 0-2-2 in their last four games.

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