Wild get chances, but can't connect in 2-1 loss to Vancouver

12:31 AM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Robert Luongo made 25 saves, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

"It's not like we didn't have some chances," a frustrated Wild coach Mike Yeo said after the game. "It's going to come."

The Wild cut the lead to one goal in the second period and they had 10 shots on goal in third, but Luongo kept the puck in front of him.

Luongo's home shutout streak against the Wild ended at 228 minutes, 26 seconds but he held on for the win. He still hasn't lost a game in regulation this season.

Still, the Wild showed their head coach something on the ice Tuesday night.

"The way the guys battled, with the travel and the back-to-back games, I'm real impressed with this group," Yeo said. "It's not like we're sitting here happy after a loss. But like I say, if we keep going like we're going, it'll come."

Devin Setoguchi had the only goal for the Wild (6-6-1), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Minnesota hasn't won in Vancouver since Jan. 31, 2009 (0-9-2).

Darcy Kuemper stopped 28 shots in a losing effort in his NHL debut. Kuemper was called up because Josh Harding was dealing with the effects of medication he takes for multiple sclerosis.

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