March 31, 2009

NHL: Vancouver 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)

Henrik Sedin scored with 1 minute left in overtime Tuesday to put Vancouver in first place in the Northwest Division with a 2-1 win over Minnesota.

Daniel Sedin skated through the middle and from the right side sent a backhand pass between his legs to his brother, who put a slap shot into the left side of the net for the win.

Pavol Demitra scored Vancouver's other goal against his former team.

Roberto Luongo made 33 saves for his 30th win of the season for the Canucks, who have won eight of their last 10 games. Vancouver, with 93 points, moved one point ahead of Calgary for first place in the Northwest.

Marian Gaborik scored Minnesota's lone goal.

Niklas Backstrom made 17 stops for the Wild, who have 81 points and are two behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.