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Minnesota Wild rally for shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks

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The Minnesota Wild rallied from a one-goal deficit after two periods to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Charlie Coyle beat Roberto Luongo between the legs off a 3-on-2 rush eight minutes and 47 seconds into the third period. Coyle took a cross-ice pass from Mikko Koivu with Zach Parise driving the net and fired a wrist shot through Luongo.

The Wild (20-11-5) dominated play after Coyle’s goal, including a 13-4 edge in shots on goal.

Jason Pominville was the third Wild shooter, but he was the only player to score in the skills competition. He fired a snap shot over the glove arm of Luongo.

The Wild came back from two one-goal deficits.

After the Canucks got on the board first at the 8:46 mark of the opening period, Zach Parise tucked shot under the glove of a sprawling Luongo on the backdoor exactly three minutes later. Parise received a pass from Koivu on the power play moments after Ryan Suter had a shot blocked.

The Canucks (20-10-6) scored the only goal of the second period when David Booth knocked a rebound past Josh Harding at the 11:01 mark.

The Wild return to action Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center.

Three Stars

No. 3 - Roberto Luongo. The Canucks goaltender.

No. 2 - Mikko Koivu. The Wild forward recorded two assists.

No. 1 - Josh Harding. The Wild goaltender stopped 29 shots


Vancouver…..1 1 0 0 - 2

Minnesota…..1 0 1 0 - 3

First Period - 1, Vancouver, Hansen 6 (D. Sedin, H. Sedin), 8:46. 2, Minnesota, Parise 15 (Koivu, Suter), 11:46 (pp). Penalties - Ballard, MIN (slashing), 8:56; Higgins, VAN (tripping), 10:35; Weise, VAN, major (fighting), 11:55; Konopka, MIN, major (fighting), 11:55; Bieksa, VAN (slashing), 13:08.

Second Period - 3, Vancouver, Booth 5 (Weber, Santorelli), 11:01. Penalties - Konopka, MIN (tripping), 3:16.

Third Period - 4, Minnesota, Coyle 4 (Koivu, Brodin), 8:47. Penalties - None.

Overtime - None. Penalties - None.

Shootout - Vancouver: Santorelli (miss), Higgins (save), Kesler (miss). Minnesota: Parise (save), Koivu (miss), Pominville (goal).

Shots on goal - Vancouver 12-11-5-3 31. Minnesota 9-7-11-5 32.

Goalies - Vancouver, Luongo (30-32). Minnesota, Harding (29-31). Referees - Greg Kimmerly, Tim Peel. Linesmen - Mark Schewchyk, Mark Wheler.


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