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Wild clobber Canucks 6-2, with Vanek-Koivu-Zucker line leading push in Miller's early exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thomas Vanek scored one of Minnesota's three power-play goals and pitched in three assists, leading the Wild on a 6-2 romp over the road-weary Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Mikko Koivu also scored and had three assists, Zach Parise added a goal and two assists and backup goalie Darcy Kuemper turned in another sharp performance for the Wild, who improved to 5-0-3 in their last eight games.

Ryan Miller had a rough time in the net for the Canucks, giving up six goals in two periods before being pulled at the second intermission, but he was peppered by 36 shots during a defence-deficient performance by his teammates.

Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota, too, giving the Koivu-centred first line with Vanek on the left wing a nine-point night.

Dave Campbell, The Associated Press

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