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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Daniel Sedin scored 1:26 into overtime, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

After Vancouver finished killing off a penalty to identical twin Henrik, the Sedin brothers worked a perfect give-and-go play off the rush, with Daniel passing off then spinning around in the high slot to one-time a return feed from Henrik over Manny Fernandez's outstretched glove.

Ryan Kesler and Bryan Allen also scored, and Alex Auld made 14 saves for the Canucks, who snapped a two-game home losing streak to head into the Olympic break just two points behind Calgary atop the Northwest Division.

Pascal Dupuis scored and Wes Walz added a goal and an assist as the Wild, lost for only the second time in six games.

Fernandez stopped 29 shots as Minnesota rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the third period to earn a point, moving within five of eighth-place Edmonton for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Kesler opened the scoring after Todd Bertuzzi leveled Walz with a big hit just eight minutes in. The puck squirted loose to Kesler in the slot and he spun around on the backhand and snuck a shot through Fernandez's legs that trickled in.

Vancouver controlled the first period, outshooting the Wild 11-3, but went into the first intermission tied after the third shot went in with 42.1 seconds left.

Stephane Veilleux's shot bounced off a defender and straight to Walz in the high slot, where he walked around Henrik Sedin before snapping a shot through Auld.

Allen restored the lead 5:28 into the second period with a harmless looking point shot that found its way through traffic and deflected in off the left skate of a surprised Fernandez.

Dupuis tied it 4:46 into the third after the rebound of Walz's shot ended up on his stick in the high slot, where he snapped it over a prone Auld.

Notes: Wild C Randy Robitaille missed the game after breaking his big left toe blocking a shot Friday in Edmonton, but hopes to be back right after the two-week Olympic break. ... Minnesota's Alex Henry moved up from D to LW for a second straight game. ... It was the first time in 11 games the Canucks didn't surrender a power play goal as the Wild went 0-for-7 with the man advantage. ... Wild coach Jacques Lemaire's remains one win short of 400 behind the bench.

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