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                     === Luongo helps Canucks clip Wild ===
 
 Vancouver,  BC (Sports Network) - Roberto Luongo made 25 saves to backstop the
 streaking Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild.
 
 Kevin  Bieksa and Jannik Hansen supplied the goals for the Canucks, winners of
 six  in a row.
 
 "We're  playing  well defensively, our  goalies are playing outstanding for us
 and our system is pretty good," said Vancouver forward Alexandre Burrows.
 
 The Canucks also continued their home dominance of the Wild, who fell to 0-9-2
 in their last 11 trips to Rogers Arena.
 
 Devin  Setoguchi  scored a  power-play goal  for Minnesota,  which had won two
 straight. Darcy Kuemper played well in his NHL debut, stopping 28-of-30 shots.
 
 "Pretty  nervous  to start, real excited,  almost a numb feeling. Once warmups
 started and started feeling a few pucks, you just try to treat it like another
 game," Kuemper said.
 
 The  Wild  recalled Kuemper,  22, from  Houston of  the American Hockey League
 after  Josh  Harding, the  scheduled starter,  wasn't able  to play because of
 symptoms related to his multiple sclerosis.
 
 Bieksa staked the Canucks to a 1-0 lead on the power play in the first period.
 Zack  Kassian  flew by Zach  Parise down the  right-wing boards and centered a
 pass Bieksa hammered home at 11:33.
 
 Hansen  doubled  Vancouver's advantage  9:03  into  the second  period.  Mason
 Raymond  won a board battle and dragged the puck between two Minnesota players
 before dishing to the left circle. Keith Ballard collected the pass and sent a
 cross-ice  feed through the  legs of a Wild player to an uncovered Hansen, who
 roofed a shot over Kuemper.
 
 Setoguchi  lit the lamp with 6:57 remaining in the middle stanza, but the Wild
 couldn't connect on another man advantage in the third period.
 
 Luongo preserved the win by making 10 saves over the final 20 minutes.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Luongo  had  blanked the  Wild in  each of  his previous  three starts, all in
 Vancouver ... Setoguchi's goal was his 200th career point.
 
 
 
 02/13 02:11:19 ET