Cullen and Wild hand Blackhawks 1st loss 3-2
APST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Matt Cullen scored 90 seconds into the game and again in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, handing the Blackhawks their first loss in seven games this season.
February 1, 2013, 1:01 am TWN
Cullen's snap shot in the third round slipped between Corey Crawford's legs, and Patrick Sharp then hit the crossbar for Chicago. The Blackhawks and San Jose were the only teams to start 6-0 this year. The Wild improved to 4-1 at home.
Goals by Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews early in the first period prompted the Wild to pull goalie Josh Harding for Niklas Backstrom.
Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild, and Backstrom stopped all 28 shots he saw.
Vancouver's Roberto Luongo made 24 saves for his first win of the season as the Canucks blanked the Colorado Avalanche 3-0.
Jason Garrison and Max Lapierre each scored for the first time this season and Zack Kassian picked up his fifth goal in seven games.
Edmonton fought back after giving up a goal late in regulation as Nail Yakupov scored a power-play goal at 3:52 of overtime in the Oilers' 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Lennart Petrell scored his first goal since Feb. 27 for the Oilers, but Nick Johnson whipped a shot past Devan Dubnyk's glove side with 19 seconds left in regulation.
Yakupov ended it in overtime, punching in a rebound after a shot by Ryan Whitney caromed off teammate Taylor Hall.
The Ottawa Senators downed the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 as Daniel Alfredsson scored his first goal of the season.
Jim O'Brien, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil also scored for the Senators, and Craig Anderson had 31 saves in his 300th career game.
Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal.