WILD 3, CANUCKS 0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his his first career postseason win, leading Minnesota Wild past Vancouver in Game 1 of their qualifying series.
Kevin Fiala also scored - one of Minnesota's two power-play goals. Eric Staal had two assists and Spurgeon sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute.
Jacob Markstrom, making his first career postseason start, also finished with 28 saves for Vancouver.
The Canucks mustered just four shots on goal in the third period and none on a late power play.