ST. PAUL, Minn., March 28 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom recorded his fourth shutout of the season Friday by making 28 saves in the Minnesota Wild's 4-0 decision over Vancouver.
Backstrom ran his career shutout total to nine and set a franchise record by earning his 31st win of the season. Manny Fernandez won 30 games during the 2005-06 campaign.
Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which has won two in a row and leads Calgary by three points in the fight for first place in the Northwest Division.
The Canucks have lost four in a row and fell back into a tie with Nashville for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the game's first goal at 11:37 of the opening period, putting a slapshot past Luongo.
Vancouver played its last road game of the season. The Canucks finish the campaign with four at home.