Vancouver Canucks finally lose in December, but only after a shootout against Minnesota Wild


It's been a glorious month for the Vancouver Canucks.

But like all unbeaten streaks, this seven-game stunner in the month of December had to come to an end at some point.

Tonight, the Canucks met their match in Minnesota as the Wild nipped out a 3-2 victory in a shootout, thanks to a goal from Jason Pominville.

Through three periods and overtime, the Western Conference rivals were tied 2-2.

Jannik Hansen got the Canucks off to a 1-0 lead at 8:46 of the first period before Zack Parise tied it on a power play three minutes later.

Then David Booth put the Canucks ahead with a goal midway through the second period.

But Charlie Coyle's snap shot at 8:47 of the third tied the match. Minnesota has several opportunities to take the lead after that, but solid netminding by Roberto Luongo kept his team in the game.

He stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Vancouver net.

Josh Harding blocked 29 of 31 shots for the Wild.

The Canucks play their next game on the road on Thursday (December 19) in Dallas.

They may be without defenceman Ryan Stanton, who left the game with a leg injury after crashing into the boards with Zenon Konopka of the Wild.

Konopka was assessed a two-minute tripping penalty, which the Canucks couldn't convert into a goal.

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