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Postgame Notes vs. Vancouver - March 10

Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 10:51 PM / News
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Postgame Notes vs. Vancouver - March 10

LW Zach Parise recorded his 25th career three-point game (2-1=3) as the Wild moved into first place in the Northwest Division with a 4-2 victory versus Vancouver Sunday night at Xcel Energy Center. LW Jason Zucker and D Jared Spurgeon also scored for Minnesota, while G Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves to earn his first win against the Canucks in eight games. The Wild plays its second game of a three-game homestand Tuesday, hosting Anaheim at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3.

The Wild moved to 9-2-1 on home ice this season, including a current streak of points in six straight home games (5-0-1). Minnesota had its eighth straight sellout at Xcel Energy Center with an attendance of 18,846 tonight.

LW Zach Parise recorded his 25th career three-point game (2-1=3) – his first multi-point game since Jan. 27 at St. Louis. He leads Minnesota with 11 goals this season and ranks second with 19 points.

D Ryan Suter tallied his fourth two-assist game of the season, stretching his point streak to seven games (1-8=9) – his longest since a career-high eight-game point streak March 3-13, 2009 (2-8=10). His 17 assists lead the Wild and are already tied for 22nd-most by a Wild defenseman. Marek Zidlicky holds the team record of 37 in 2009-10. He ranks T-2nd in assists and T-3rd in points (1-17=18) amongst all NHL defensemen.

D Jared Spurgeon scored his third goal of the season and tallied an assist for his second multi-point game of the year. With Spurgeon’s power-play goal, the Wild now has a power-play goal in four straight games – a season high – and in six of its last seven contests.

G Niklas Backstrom earned his first victory in eight games against Vancouver: stopping 25-of-27 shots to move to 1-6-1 against the Canucks in that span, with a 3.78 GAA, a .845 SV% and allowing less than three goals for the first time. He moved to 10-6-3 in the second half of back-to-back contests, posting a 2.89 GAA and a .914 SV%.

C Mikko Koivu netted an assist to stretch his point streak to four games (1-5=6), his longest of the season. He leads the Wild with 20 points (4-16=20) this season.

LW Jason Zucker netted his fourth goal in 10 total games this season and moved to a team-best +4 rating.

The Wild scored the opening goal for its fourth straight game – its longest stretch of the season. The Wild moved to 8-3-0 when scoring first this year.

Minnesota finished its fifth of nine sets of back-to-back games this season, earning its third sweep of consecutive-night games.

Minnesota recorded its third win in its last 12 games versus Vancouver, moving to 3-8-1 in that span.

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