ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Cory Schneider, making his first start in 11 days, carried a shutout into the third period Thursday and boosted Vancouver to a 4-1 decision over Minnesota.
The Canucks built a 4-0 lead and extended their winning streak to four games.
Schneider had not been given a start since he suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of San Jose on Jan. 27. Roberto Luongo has been in goal since then.
Tom Gilbert ruined Schneider's shutout bid 7:25 into the third with a power-play goal.
Niklas Backstrom let in four goals on 16 shots in what was the Wild's second home loss of the season.