Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from a 3-1 win in Vancouver against the Canucks:
With tonight’s win, the Wild sits alone atop the Northwest Division and third in the Western Conference. Tonight’s victory was also the club’s first three-game streak of the season and the first victory in Vancouver since 2009. The team is rolling right now and the road game against the Canucks was a scrappy win...Read more.
Rookie Charlie Coyle tipped in the go-ahead goal 3:20 into the third period, Matt Cullen added an insurance goal midway through the period, and the Minnesota Wild took sole possession of the Northwest Division lead by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Monday night.
Fellow rookie Jonas Brodin also scored and Niklas Backstrom made 35 saves for Minnesota, which has won five of six and ended an 11-game losing streak in Vancouver. The Wild's first win at Rogers Arena since Jan. 31, 2009, moved them two points ahead in a Northwest Division the Canucks have won four straight seasons... Read more