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Wild score early as Canucks continue to stumble

St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Zach Parise scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a Northwest Division clash from XCel Energy Center.

Jared Spurgeon contributed a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which roared out to a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the second period en route to extending its home winning streak to four straight games. Jason Zucker also tallied to help back up a solid 25-save effort from Niklas Backstrom.

Chris Higgins and Henrik Sedin had the goals for slumping Vancouver, dealt its fourth consecutive defeat while falling to 3-5-4 over its last 12 outings. Cory Schneider finished with 28 saves in a losing cause.

03/10 22:53:38 ET