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USA TODAY Sports Vancouver forward Brad Richardson carries the puck into the Minnesota Wild zone defended by the Wild’s Jonathon Blum in the first period Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Canucks down Wild


ST. PAUL — Left winger David Booth scored two unassisted goals, goalie Eddie Lack made 29 saves and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Right winger Zack Kassian, left winger Daniel Sedin and center Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks, who won for the third straight time and fourth time in five games, earning an important two points as they keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

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