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Vancouver vs Minnesota Wrap - Vancouver Wins 5-2

The Canucks earned a 5-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

The Canucks were a -135 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

Vancouver got goals from Manny Malhotra, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler, and Maxim Lapierre in the victory. Sedin opened the scoring at 14:04 of the first period.

Cory Schneider turned in a 22-save effort for the Canucks.

Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Cory Schneider.

Minnesota got a 15-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Vancouver went 1-for-3, while the Wild were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Vancouver lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 24-20.

Vancouver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Columbus.