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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -Kevin Bieksa's power-play goal and an early scuffle sparked Vancouver in the first period, and goalie Cory Schneider picked up his first career victory for the Canucks in a 2-1 decision over the Minnesota Wild on a fight-filled Friday night.

Vancouver's four-game losing streak ended, and Minnesota fell to 0-3 this season against its chief Northwest Division rival.

Jason Jaffray scored in the second period to give the Canucks the lead back after Mikko Koivu slammed a long rebound past Schneider just 27 seconds after the first intermission.

The Wild managed only one even-strength shot on net in the first period and committing 10 giveaways in the second period. They were outshot 31-17 for the game.

DALLAS (AP) - Mike Modano scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Marty Turco stopped Ryan Smyth's shot to give the Stars the victory.

Colorado's Wojtek Wolski converted in the first round, but Turco was perfect the next three rounds to end the Avalanche's unbeaten streak in shootouts at eight - the third-longest streak in the league since the tiebreaker system was implemented in 2005.

Mike Ribeiro got the Stars even in the third round of the shootout, and Modano put Dallas in front on a wrist shot into the upper right corner past Colorado goaltender Peter Budaj.

Turco came up with the save on Smyth to end it after Turco had given up the tying goal in the final minute of regulation.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Cammalleri scored in overtime to help the Flames overcome a pair of two-shot deficits against the Blues.

Cammalleri took a pass from Jarome Iginla and beat Chris Mason with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle 2:21 into the extra period.

Calgary also got goals from Rene Bourque, Iginla and David Moss. Dion Phaneuf added four assists and Curtis Glencross picked up two assists.

David Backes, Patrik Berglund and Brad Boyes scored for the Blues, who led 2-0 and 3-1 in the game. Carlo Colaiavoco picked up two assists. Berglund and Boyes also each had one assist.

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