Winning streak continues for Wild
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Minnesota rookie Charlie Coyle scored the go-ahead goal 3:20 into the third period and teammate Matt Cullen added some insurance less than six minutes later, as the Wild clipped the Canucks 3-1 in Vancouver last night.
Jonas Brodin also lit the lamp for Minnesota, which has won three in-a-row and five of its last six. It was the Wild's first victory in Vancouver since January 31st, 2009. Niklas Backstrom stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced in the victory. Henrik Sedin scored the lone goal for the Canucks, who have lost two in-a-row and six of their last eight. Robert Luongo allowed all three goals on 25 shots in defeat.
The Wild host Detroit tomorrow at the Xcel Energy Center.