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Minnesota Ices Vancouver 2-0 - Recap

Minnesota's defense, led by netminder Josh Harding, shut down Vancouver 2-0 at Xcel Energy Center on on Monday.

The Wild were a +180 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Erik Christensen and Kyle Brodziak each scored for the Wild in the victory. Christensen opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 19:36 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck.

Josh Harding turned in a 33-save effort for the Wild.

Cory Schneider stopped 32 of 33 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-3, while the Canucks were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Vancouver lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 34-33.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Flames. Vancouver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.