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Wild look to stay unbeaten against Canucks

Oct 10, 2006 - 2:33 PM Vancouver (2-1-0) at Minnesota (2-0-0) 9:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Wild have gotten off to their best start in franchise history and they look to keep a good thing going.

The Wild will attempt to extend their season-opening two-game winning streak on Tuesday when they face the Vancouver Canucks in the third game of a five-game homestand.

Minnesota opened undefeated for the first time in its six-year history with a pair of one-goal wins. Last season, they had the fourth-worst record in the NHL in one-goal games, going 14-20-8.

After defeating the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, in their season-opener on Thursday, the Wild edged out a 6-5 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Brian Rolston scored the game-winning goal late in the third period and Niklas Backstrom stopped 17 shots in his NHL debut.

The Canucks will skate in their final contest of a season-opening four-game road trip. They won their first two games before dropping a 3-2 decision to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist, but it was not enough to prevent the Avalanche from picking up their first win of the season.

Vancouver was 5-2-1 against the Wild last season, but has not fared well in St. Paul. The Canucks have just two wins in their last eight trips to Minnesota.

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