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Wild shutout against Vancouver

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Jan 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in his 700th NHL game and led the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Luongo earned his second shutout of the season - both against the Wild - and the 57th in his NHL career as the Canucks (25-13-3) moved to the top of the league standings with 53 points.

Luongo, who made 33 saves on Dec. 19 in a 4-0 win over Minnesota, wasn't severely tested but was good when he had to be. Top-line forwards Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows had goals, and Manny Malhotra scored into an empty net in the final minute.

Vancouver has one more point than Western Conference-rival Chicago, and the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. The defending Western champion Canucks have won seven of 10.

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