Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/20/12
Bad start on the road, the playoffs cometh… The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t get their offence going Monday in Minnesota, managing 33 shots into the equipment of Josh Harding to earn his second shutout of the season in a 2-0 win. The Wild worked hard to keep the Sedins at bay, limiting chemistry with re-united line mate Alex Burrows who took the place of healthy scratch Mason Raymond on Monday. Burrows was too busy defending his linemates from the Wild to help them on the score sheet. The Hat Trick Christensen Capitalizes Erik Christensen made the most of a late first period power play, putting the puck over the shoulder of Cory Schneider to open the scoring with only seconds to go in the opening frame Monday. Christensen played just under twelve minutes of ice time Monday in Minnesota but did more with that time that any Canuck managed over the entire night.  Bieksa Bitter Kevin Bieksa came to the aid of the Sedins during the first period Monday, making the most of a “fight” with St...
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