They are number one in the league with 101 points, 10 more than the Philladelphia Flyers and 11 points on top of the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference. The Vancouver Canucks are the first team to reach the 100 point plateau in the 2010-2011 season, a club record. The Canucks achieved this after beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 at Rogers Arena last night.
The first period was all Vancouver with Raffi Torres, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler finding the net to give the home team a 3 goal advantage.
Defenceman Sami Salo left the game after being hit by a puck while on the ice. It’s not known how bad the injury is.
Late in the second period, Minnesota’s Andrew Brunette put his team on the board after beating goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Mikku Koivu then brought the Wild within one during the third period, but an empty net goal by Kesler sealed Minnesota’s fate.
The Canucks play the Colorado Avalanche at home on Wednesday, March 16th.