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Henrik Sedin scored the game-winner with one minute left in overtime tohelp the Vancouver Canucks jump into first place in the NorthwestDivision with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Henrik Sedin scored the game-winner with one minute left in overtime to help the Vancouver Canucks jump into first place in the Northwest Division with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

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

Pavol Demitra scored the other goal while Roberto Luongo made 33 saves for his 30th win of the season for the Canucks, who have won three straight and eight of 10 overall.

Vancouver now has 93 points on the season and moved one point ahead of idle Calgary for first place in the Northwest. Both Vancouver and Calgary have six games to play, including a matchup in Vancouver on April 7.

Marian Gaborik had the lone Minnesota goal while Niklas Backstrom made 17 stops for the Wild, who have 81 points and sit two behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with five games to play.

The first 20 minutes went scoreless as Luongo made 12 saves in the frame and Backstrom countered with seven stops.

 
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