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Associated Press, Published March 19 2012

Harding, Wild shut out Canucks for 2-0 home win

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Erik Christensen’s power-play goal late in the second period gave Josh Harding and the Minnesota Wild a long-sought win, 2-0 over the suddenly sputtering Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Kyle Brodziak’s empty-netter gave the Wild even more to smile about, hearing a rare end-of-the-game roar from their fans after this win over the Northwest Division leader and competitor for the NHL’s best record.

Harding made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season and his first victory since Jan. 21 over Dallas. Christensen got his fourth goal in four games

Vancouver 0 0 0 – 0

Minnesota 1 0 1 – 2

First period: 1, Minnesota, Christensen 5 (Brodziak, Clutterbuck), 19:36 (pp).

Third period: 2, Minnesota, Brodziak 19, 19:57 (en).

Shots on Goal – Vancouver 11-12-10 – 33. Minnesota 12-17-5 – 34.

Goalies: Vancouver, C.Schneider 16-7-1 (33 shots-32 saves). Minnesota, Harding 10-10-4 (33-33).

A – 17,188 (18,064). T – 2:31.