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Wild shut out Canucks in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers

Stalock makes 28 saves, defenseman Spurgeon scores two goals

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Stalock's first playoff shutout

MIN@VAN, Gm1: Stalock blanks Canucks in Game 1 win

SCQ, Gm1: Alex Stalock turned away all 29 shots he faced, leading the Wild to a Game 1 win against the Canucks with his first playoff shutout

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Alex Stalock made 28 saves for the Minnesota Wild to earn his first NHL postseason win, 3-0 against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Sunday.

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Stanley Cup Qualifiers preview: Canucks vs. Wild

Vancouver's balanced scoring key against Minnesota's goalies

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will use eight best-of-5 series and two four-team round-robins to determine the field and seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL.com will preview every series and round-robin prior to the start of the Qualifiers on Saturday.

Today, the qualifier series between the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild.

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Behind The Numbers

Oilers, Canucks, Maple Leafs have top power plays, numbers show

Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto could receive significant boost from man-advantage

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

McDavid nets PPG down low

EDM@CGY: Draisaitl sets up McDavid for PPG

Connor McDavid pulls Leon Draisaitl's centering pass to his forehand and roofs it by Cam Talbot, giving the Oilers a 2-0 lead on the power play

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NHL.com goes Behind the Numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Under the Return to Play Plan, 24 teams will compete for the Stanley Cup -- 12 in the Eastern Conference, in Toronto, 12 in the Western Conference, in Edmonton -- starting Saturday.

Today, a look at the three teams that can expect the biggest boost from their power play in the Qualifiers.

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Canucks-Wild series debated by Hirsch, Carter

Former Vancouver goalie, Minnesota forward discuss goaltending, experience in Stanley Cup Qualifier

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will use eight best-of-5 series and two four-team round-robins to determine the field and seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL.com will preview every series with an alumni roundtable, featuring a former player from each team debating key points.

Today, former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch and former Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Carter look at the series between Vancouver and Minnesota, to be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton beginning Sunday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, FS-N, FS-WI).

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Zuccarello eager to rebound for Wild in Cup Qualifiers

Forward looks forward to fresh start against Canucks when 'real season' begins

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Mats Zuccarello is looking forward to a new start in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers after a disappointing first season with the Minnesota Wild.

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Boeser 'on a mission' for Canucks entering Qualifiers

Forward worked on shot during pause, looking to redeem himself against Wild

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

Brock Boeser said he was "on a mission" during the pause following an up-and-down season and is looking forward to getting back on the ice with the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Ferland gets closer to return for Canucks in Qualifiers

Forward to play in scrimmage after missing 55 games with recurring concussion symptoms

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Micheal Ferland on Sunday took another step toward being the physical presence that Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green said he can be for them in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Wild have plenty of options at goalie for Qualifiers

Evason says all four participating in training camp will be considered for No. 1 role

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Dean Evason said each of the four goalies participating in Minnesota Wild training camp will be considered for the starter when they play the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Koivu trying to 'enjoy every minute' on ice for Wild entering Qualifiers

Veteran forward set to become free agent, will consider future in NHL once season is over

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu is grateful to be back on the ice with the Minnesota Wild preparing for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Toffoli's impact for Canucks in Cup Qualifiers goes beyond scoring

Forward brings championship experience to lineup thin on postseason success

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Tyler Toffoli has picked up in training camp right where he left off for the Vancouver Canucks.

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