Wild vs Canucks Final: 6-2 - Recap
|Wild vs Canucks Final: 6-2 - Recap|
Vancouver couldn't hang with the Wild on Tuesday as Minnesota blasted the Canucks 6-2 at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota won as a +130 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Minnesota got goals from Andrew Brunette, Matt Cullen, John Madden, Marek Zidlicky, Guillaume Latendresse, and Cal Clutterbuck in the victory. Zidlicky opened the scoring at 6:04 of the first period.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 25-save effort for the Wild.
Daniel Sedin (2) scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Roberto Luongo stopped 12 of 18 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 3-for-3, while the Canucks were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 27-24.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Canucks will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.