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Associated Press Jared Spurgeon, left, of the Minnesota Wild pushes Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks away from the net during the first period Thursday in St. Paul.

Wild thrashes Canucks with 45-shot attack, 5-1


By Dave Campbell

AP Sports Writer

ST. PAUL -- Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist for Minnesota, and the Wild let their sputtering offense loose by dominating the Vancouver Canucks from start to finish with 45 shots on net in a 5-1 victory Thursday night.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored and had two assists and Guillaume Latendresse and Marco Scandella also had goals for the Wild, who won their third straight game, all with backup Josh Harding in goal.

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