Canucks skate past Wild in overtime
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Sami Salo scored on a power play at 2:15 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks bounced back from blowing a two-goal lead in the final minute to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Sunday night.
Most of the crowd of 18,810 -- the 300th consecutive sellout -- headed for the exits after Alex Edler scored into an empty net with 55 seconds left to make it 3-1.
But Cody Almond went hard to the net unchecked to deflect in his first goal on Casey Wellman's centering pass with 41.5 seconds left. And Antti Miettinen tied it with 18.8 seconds left, parking at the side of the net alone to snap Andrew Brunette's pass from behind the goal past Roberto Luongo from a sharp angle.
The dramatic comeback ended after Greg Zanon took a high-sticking penalty in overtime and Salo one-timed a pass from Henrik Sedin as the Canucks clinched the Northwest Division title.