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Minnesota vs Vancouver Recap - Wild Win 2-1

Minnesota vs Vancouver Recap - Wild Win 2-1

Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Friday in NHL action at Rogers Arena.

Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +135 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Justin Fontaine potted the shootout winner for Minnesota. Zach Parise scored for the Wild in the victory. Parise opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 14:12 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jason Pominville and Mikael Granlund.

Darcy Kuemper turned in a 30-save effort for the Wild.

Ryan Kesler scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Darcy Kuemper.

Vancouver got a 22-stop effort from Eddie Lack in the loss.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-3, while the Canucks were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 31-23.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Canucks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Ottawa.