Canucks looking to end slide vs. Wild

  • Minnesota (24-21-3) at Vancouver (22-20-7), 10:00 pm ESTVANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Even with All-Stargoaltender Roberto Luongo back in the fold, the VancouverCanucks are still struggling.The Canucks will hope to snap a season-long, seven-game Antoine Bethea Jerseylosingstreak when they host the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.Vancouver is 0-5-2 since winning in Mats Sundin's debut onJanuary 7. The Canucks have also Markus Golden Jersey lost eight home contests in arow, failing to win at GM Place in over a month.Luongo has started the last four games since mi sing eight weekswith a groin injury, but he has yet to get Vancouver back intothe win column. He made 33 saves during Wednesday's 5-3 lo s tothe Nashville Predators.The 29-year-old Luongo has posted an Blaine Gabbert Jersey 11-7-4 record with a 2.45goals-against average and five shutouts this season.The Wild are coming off a 3-1 setback to the Edmonton Oilers onFriday.Niklas Backstrom had not lost to the Oilers in 12 career gamesbefore surrendering DJ Humphries Jersey three goals in 23 minutes before beingreplaced by Josh Harding, who stopped the 17 shots he faced.