National Hockey League
Minnesota 5, Vancouver 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 3, 2011
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Darren Gibbs
Attendance: 16534

Matt Cullen scored twice and the Minnesota Wild set a franchise record for shots on goal in a home game on the way to a 5-1 rout of the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Guillaume Latendresse, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Marco Scandella added goals and Josh Harding remained unbeaten in regulation with a 24-save effort as the Wild won their third straight game, peppering Canucks netminder Cory Schneider with 45 shots in the process. Minnesota has allowed just two goals during the streak.

Vancouver's Dan Hamhuis had the lone goal of the first period, popping the puck over Harding's shoulder from just in front of the crease at 2:20.

Latendresse evened things up at 4:47 of the second period and Bouchard put Minnesota ahead for good just 21 seconds later, slapping a shot from just inside the right circle that beat Schneider over the right shoulder.

Scandella capped the big second period at 17:05, wiring a one-time pass from Kyle Brodziak past a partially screened Schneider.

Cullen scored a pair of third-period goals to put the game out of reach.
Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Minnesota
Dan Hamhuis 1 Points Matt Cullen 3
Dan Hamhuis 1 Goals Matt Cullen 2
Alexandre Burrows 1 Assists Pierre-Marc Bouchard 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .889 Save Percentage Josh Harding .960
Cory Schneider 40 Saves Josh Harding 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 25 1 0-5 3-3 31 27
Minnesota 45 5 0-3 5-5 25 26
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Wild have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Canucks have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .667 after a loss.