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Wild Vs. Canucks Final Score: Vancouver Beats Minnesota 5-2

The Vancouver Canucks threw a double dose of the Sedin brothers at the Minnesota Wild before skating away from the Xcel Engery Center with a 5-2 win.

Canuck captain Henrik Sedin shook off a nagging foot injury to play in his 553rd consecutive game, adding a second period goal which would prove to be the game-winning score. After Dany Heatley put the Wild up 1-0 before anyone broke a sweat in the first period, Daniel Sedin opened the scoring for Vancouver with a power play goal.

Maxim Lapierre also scored in the first period for Minnesota while Manny Malhotra and Ryan Kesler put the win away for the Canucks with third period goals. Devin Setoguchi was able to find the net for the Wild in the third period but Minnesota was unable to seriously threaten for the win.

Vancouver expanded their commanding lead in the Northwest Division to 15 points over the second place Wild. Minnesota stays at home for their next game when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday evening.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.