Kirill Kaprizov scores twice, Wild beat Canucks 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored his 38th and 39th goals of the season to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for Minnesota.

Kaprizov opened the scoring at 44 seconds of the first period with a backdoor tip of Mats Zuccarello's long shot.

Brock Boeser tied it on a power play with 5:57 left in the period, beating Fleury with a wrist shot from the left side.

Kaprizov struck again at 3:40 of the second, scoring off his own rebound after Thatcher Demko denied his initial breakaway try.

Demko stopped 34 shots.

Minnesota's Brandon Duhaime and Vancouver's Kyle Burroughs fought early in the third period.


Wild: At Calgary on Saturday night for the first of two straight against the Flames, with the teams set to meet again Tuesday night in Minnesota. Calgary also plays at Dallas on Monday night.

Canucks: Host Toronto on Saturday.


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