Six players score for Wild in win against Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Six players scored for the Minnesota Wild in a 6-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. 

 

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Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for the Wild (12-5-2), who have allowed two goals or fewer in four of the past five games, winning all four.

Bo Horvat and Markus Granlund scored for the Canucks (10-9-2), who have lost four consecutive games.

Defenseman Jonas Brodin sprung Charlie Coyle for a breakaway to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 5:37 of the first period.

It was the sixth time this season the Wild have scored the first goal of the game.

Canucks goalie Richard Bachman (23 saves) made an errant pass from behind his net that went directly to Koivu, who shot into the open net to make it 2-0 at 7:43 with a power-play goal.

Nino Niederreiter redirected a no-look pass from Koivu in the slot for a power-play goal 1:56 into the second period to increase the Wild lead 3-0.

Horvat made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 6:26, but Eric Staal scored 36 seconds later on a wraparound to make it 4-1 at 7:02.

J.T. Brown backhanded a pass to defenseman Matt Dumba at the point for a one-timer that increased Minnesota’s lead to 5-1 at 13:12.

Jason Zucker one-timed a pass from Staal at the backdoor at 5:27 of the third period to make it 6-1.

Granlund scored 27 seconds later to make it 6-2 at 5:53.

Minnesota was without forward Zach Parise, who missed the game with an illness.

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