Sunday, April 4, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS - Canucks 4 - Wild 3 - OT

The Vancouver Canucks dominated the Minnesota Wild for the majority of Sunday's game, holding the Wild to only 5 shots after about 35 minutes of play. An empty netter by Alex Edler should have wrapped things up nicely, but an impromptu comeback by the Wild, or monumental collapse by the Canucks resulted in the Wild scoring two goals in the final minute to push the game to overtime.

In overtime, Alex Burrows made a nice one on one move, drawing a high sticking penalty from Greg Zanon, and Sami Salo capitalized on the power play. Set up by Henrik Sedin, Salo hammered a shot home from the slot on the 4-3 power play to win the game.

With the victory, the Canucks clinch their third Northwest Division title in four years, and will now play out the remaining three game string and wait to see who they play - likely the Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, or Los Angeles Kings.

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