Vancouver 5, Minnesota 2

Thursday, February 9, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 34-15-0-5 15-6-0-4 19-9-0-1 W3
Minnesota 25-21-2-6 13-8-1-2 12-13-1-4 L3


Captain Henrik Sedin scored and twin brother Daniel added a 5-on-3 tally as the Vancouver Canucks breezed to a 5-2 road triumph over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Maxim Lapierre, Ryan Kesler and Manny Malhotra also tallied and Cory Schneider turned aside 22 shots for Northwest Division-leading Vancouver, which collected its league-best 19th road victory.

Although seen in a walking boot on Wednesday, Henrik Sedin extended his consecutive games streak to 553 by taking the ice against the Wild. He showed no signs of an ankle injury when he finished off a 2-on-1 rush with Byron Bitz to net his 12th goal of the season just 50 seconds into the second period. The tally gave the Canucks a 3-1 advantage.

Dany Heatley ignited the Wild by scoring his team-leading 18th goal of the campaign just 13 seconds into the contest. Although it scored the fastest goal in franchise history, Minnesota mustered little else and fell for the fourth time in five games.

Schneider turned aside his next 20 shots before Devin Setoguchi netted a power-play goal with 4:02 left. Schneider stood tall to improve to 8-3-0 on the road this season and 5-2-0 in his career versus the Wild.

Niklas Backstrom, who stopped 15 shots, suffered his third loss this season to Vancouver and fell to 11-12-6 in his career versus the Canucks.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Minnesota
Daniel Sedin 2 Points Devin Setoguchi 2
Daniel Sedin 1 Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
Daniel Sedin 1 Assists Devin Setoguchi 1
Daniel Sedin 1 Power Play Goals Devin Setoguchi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .917 Save Percentage Niklas Backstrom .789
Cory Schneider 22 Saves Niklas Backstrom 15

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 20 5 1-3 3-4 48 30
Minnesota 24 2 1-4 2-3 23 30

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Wild have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .345 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Canucks have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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