Vancouver 3, Minnesota 2

Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 3-2-2-1 2-1-1-0 1-1-1-1 L1
Vancouver 4-3-0-1 2-1-0-1 2-2-0-0 W2


Sami Salo's goal 4:39 into overtime propelled the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

With the Canucks on a power play, Salo ripped a shot from the point that eluded Minnesota netminder Niklas Backstrom's glove. It was his 19th game-winning goal in a Vancouver uniform, equaling the franchise record for defenseman.

Vancouver has now beaten Minnesota eight straight times at Rogers Arena.

Devin Setoguchi opened the scoring 8:57 into the first period, finishing off a 2-on-1 with Dany Heatley by backhanding the puck past Vancouver netminder Cory Schneider.

A Vancouver power-play yielded the tying goal at 16:28 of the second period. Daniel Sedin rifled a puck from a bad angle that deflected off a Wild defender and past Backstrom.

Kyle Brodziak restored Minnesota's lead 1:43 later. Brodziak was left alone from point-blank range and one-timed a pass from Nick Johnson past Schneider.

Jannik Hansen drew the Canucks even 2:06 into the third period, redirecting a Manny Malhotra centering pass between Backstrom's pads for his first of the season.

After the game, the Canucks traded Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson to Florida for David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and a 2013 third-round draft pick.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Vancouver
Kyle Brodziak 1 Points Daniel Sedin 2
Kyle Brodziak 1 Goals Daniel Sedin 1
Brett Bulmer 1 Assists Daniel Sedin 1
N/A Power Play Goals Daniel Sedin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .906 Save Percentage Cory Schneider .913
Niklas Backstrom 29 Saves Cory Schneider 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 23 2 0-4 1-3 11 21
Vancouver 32 3 2-3 4-4 13 36

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Edmonton. The Canucks have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Wild have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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