Canucks given Wild welcome

TIM CAMPBELL -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:59 AM ET

The Vancouver Canucks took their first regulation loss of the season with a 6-0 beating at the hands of the Minnesota Wild last night.

Two of the goals were scored on the power-play, one on a penalty shot and another bounced off the goaltender from behind the net.

Minnesota took the early lead, barely three minutes into the first period with a slapshot by Andrei Zyuzin on a power-play. The Wild consolidated its lead in the second with a goal by Marc Chouinard, followed by another power-play goal on a quick snap from 16 feet out by Matt Foy.

That was followed midway through the third period by a penalty shot awarded to Pierre-Marc Bouchard who was tripped on a breakaway after grabbing a lose puck.

Then, a sloppy play by Canuck goaltender Dan Cloutier led to the fifth goal when he left the puck behind his own net only to have it bounced off his legs by Foy. Brian Rolston finished the scoring.

Wild goalie Dwayne Roloson got the shutout.

Going into the game the Canucks had two wins and an loss in overtime to Edmonton, which still gives them a point under the new rules.

Yesterday's match was the first of a back-to-back series in Minnesota, where they play again on Friday to end a four-game road trip. They return home for a game against Dallas Sunday.


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