Final

Series (Game 3 of 8)

Vancouver leads 5-3

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
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Game 2: Friday, October 14th
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Game 3: Tuesday, October 25th
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Game 4: Wednesday, November 2nd
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Game 5: Saturday, December 31st
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Game 6: Sunday, February 12th
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OT
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Game 7: Wednesday, March 29th
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Game 8: Friday, March 31st
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SO
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Canucks 3

(8-1-1, 17 pts)

Wild 1

(5-4-1, 11 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 25, 2005

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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M. Naslund (Canucks - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

A. Auld (Canucks - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .964

A. Daigle (Wild - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Vancouver (7-1-1) at Minnesota (5-3-1) 8:00 pm EDT

Vancouver (7-1-1) at Minnesota (5-3-1) 8:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- Markus Naslund and the red-hot Vancouver Canucks hope to extend their winning streak to six games when they meet the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

After getting blanked, 6-0, by Minnesota on October 12, the Canucks have scored 25 goals during their five-game winning streak.

Daniel Sedin scored a pair of goals and Brendan Morrision registered a tally and two assists on Saturday as Vancouver posted a 6-4 victory over Colorado.

Naslund has scored two goals and seven points during the Canucks' run while Sedin has tallied four times over that stretch.

If Vancouver wants to continue its hot streak, it will have to beat a squad which boasts some of the league's best special teams units.

The Wild, who had their three-game winning streak snapped Sunday against the Blackhawks, enter Tuesday's contest with a 28.8 conversion percentage on the power play - the highest mark in the league. Minnesota is also the second-best team against the power play, having killed off over 94 percent of its penalties.

The Wild will most likely have to play Tuesday's game without star left wing Marian Gaborik. Despite scoring a pair of goals Sunday, the All-Star was forced to leave in the third period after he aggravated his injured groin.

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