Brent Burns, Branko Radivojevic, and Stephane Veilleux scored, Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots, and the Minnesota Wild took over sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division with a 3-1 victory over Colorado last night in St. Paul.
The Wild have 86 points, 2 ahead of Colorado, Vancouver, and idle Calgary, who are in a three-way tie for sixth place in the Western Conference.
Peter Forsberg, back in the Avalanche lineup after missing four games with a groin injury, was a minus-2.
Canucks 3, Coyotes 1 - Henrik Sedin scored two goals, both on rebounds of shots by twin brother Daniel, and host Vancouver defeated Phoenix.
Taylor Pyatt scored a power-play goal and Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots for the Canucks.