D Marek Zidlicky (1-2=3) led five Wild players with multiple points, as Minnesota used three more power play goals to motor past the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 in front of 16,806 at Xcel Energy Center. C Matt Cullen
(1-1=2), LW Guillaume Latendresse
(1-1=2), RW Antti Miettinen (0-2=2) and RW Martin Havlat (0-2=2) had two points each, and C John Madden, LW Andrew Brunette and RW Cal Clutterbuck
also scored for Minnesota. G Niklas Backstrom
made 25 saves for the Wild, which is at Edmonton on Thursday.
D Marek Zidlicky posted his first three-point (1-2=3) game since March 25, 2009, at the New York Islanders. Fifteen of Zidlicky’s 19 goals with the Wild have come on the power play, including tonight.
C Matt Cullen
recorded a goal and assist – his fourth two-point game in five contests this season. Cullen has a team-leading eight points (3-5=8) this season. Cullen leads the NHL with seven points play points (3-4=7).
D Brent Burns notched his 100th career assist.
C John Madden scored his 151st career goal – first with the Wild – in his 796th NHL game.
RW Antti Miettinen had two assists, giving him a pair of two-point efforts in the last three games.
RW Cal Clutterbuck
scored his second goal in as many games.
LW Guillaume Latendresse
had a goal and an assist for his first multiple-point game since scoring twice March 7, 2010, against Calgary.
D Justin Falk
recorded his first NHL point, an assist.
RW Martin Havlat recorded his second consecutive two-assist game.
G Roberto Luongo is 0-3-0 in his last three starts at Xcel Energy Center, with a 7.00 GAA, a .768 SV% while failing to finish any of those games. Overall, Luongo is 3-9-2, with a 3.56 GAA and a .873 SV% in St. Paul. Luongo stopped 12-of-18 shots through two periods tonight.
The Wild had six different players score a goal for the first time since Feb. 14, 2010, against Vancouver, while also matching a team record for most goals scored against the Canucks.
Minnesota has won three straight at home against Vancouver for the second time in team history (Nov. 11, 2003-Oct. 12, 2005).
Minnesota has scored 11 of its 16 goals this season on the power play. The Wild went 3-for-3 with the man advantage tonight and is 11-for-24 with the man advantage this season (45.8%).