|Date of game: 2/1/2015
Recap: Vancouver vs. Minnesota
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Zach Parise, Jason Zucker, Thomas Vanek and Jared Spurgeon all scored for the Wild, who have won their past three games.
Daniel Sedin and Ronalds Kenins scored for the Canucks, who have dropped three of four. Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 19 shots in the loss.
After a scoreless first period, the Wild took a 1-0 lead at 7:26 of the second as Parise charged down the left wing fighting off a checker, throwing the puck on net from a sharp angle that got past Miller.
Exactly two minutes later on the power play, Spurgeon's slap shot from the left point found the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Vancouver had a goal waved off three minutes into the third period when Radim Vrbata was ruled to have impeded Dubnyk's ability to get into position.
"You're frustrated when the calls go against you, but the refs didn't beat us. We had our chances," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said.
The Wild made it a 3-0 game at 7:08 in the third period when Vanek's big slap shot from the right circle found the left corner of the net for his 10th goal of the season.
Vancouver made it a game with a pair of goals separated by 1:01, and got it started on Kenins' first career goal as his wrister from the left wing found the back of the net at 12:20.
Off a left circle faceoff win, Vrbata was about to take the puck behind the net, but slipped the disc back to Sedin, who quickly snapped it in to make it a one-goal game.
The Canucks pulled Miller with two minutes to play and had several good chances, but Dubnyk came up with the stops and Zucker sealed the victory with an empty-net goal inside the final minute.
"It got a little hairier then we expected," Dubnyk said. "Obviously with a 3-0 lead, I would like to stop that first one, that kind of gives them a little momentum. But it didn't end up mattering in the end."Game Notes
Minnesota hosts Chicago on Tuesday while Vancouver hosts Winnipeg ...
Minnesota was 1-for-2 on the power play, while Vancouver went 0-for-4 ...
Mikael Granlund had two assists for the Wild.