Vancouver 4, Minnesota 1

Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 6-2-0-2 3-1-0-1 3-1-0-1 W4
Minnesota 4-5-1-0 4-2-0-0 0-3-1-0 L3


Canucks 4, Wild 1:
Mason Raymond had a goal and an assist as visiting Vancouver won its fourth straight game.

Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen also scored for the Canucks, who defeated Minnesota for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings. Cory Schneider made 12 of his 22 saves in the second period.

Defenseman Tom Gilbert scored a power-play goal in the third period for the Wild, who have tallied 21 times in 10 games. Niklas Backstrom stopped 12 of 16 shots before being replaced by Josh Harding to start the final session as Minnesota lost its third straight contest.

After Alex Burrows skated down the right wing and put a backhander on Backstrom, Sedin beat two Wild players down the ice and knocked in the rebound at 9:18 of the first period. Higgins deflected Maxim Lapierre's shot from the top of the right faceoff circle past Backstrom to make it 2-0 with 5:29 left in the session.

Raymond collected an ill-fated clearing attempt by Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner and scored from the top of the right circle during a power play at 17:17 of the second period. Hansen caught a blue line-to-blue line pass from Raymond in mid-air and went in alone before beating Backstrom high to the glove side 1:35 later.

The Wild fell to 1-4-1 against Stanley Cup playoff teams from last season. ... Minnesota LW Zach Parise had a game-high eight shots. ... Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, who took a pair of tripping minors, didn't record a point and remains four away from becoming the Canucks' all-time leader.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Minnesota
Mason Raymond 2 Points Tom Gilbert 1
Mason Raymond 1 Goals Tom Gilbert 1
Mason Raymond 1 Assists Jonas Brodin 1
Mason Raymond 1 Power Play Goals Tom Gilbert 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .957 Save Percentage Josh Harding 1.000
Cory Schneider 22 Saves Niklas Backstrom 12

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 22 4 1-6 3-4 22 35
Minnesota 23 1 1-4 5-6 46 27

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Wild have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .200 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Canucks have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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