NHL: Minnesota Wild's Matt Cullen scores twice to deny the Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Cullen netted twice as the Minnesota Wild handed the Chicago Blackhawks their first defeat of the season.
Last Updated: 31/01/13 7:50am
Cullen had opened the scoring for the Wild in the second minute before he netted the decisive shootout goal to deny the Blackhawks a seventh straight win.
Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Wild after first-period goals from Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews had put Chicago 2-1 up.
Roberto Luongo justified his selection with a shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0.
Picked ahead of Cory Schneider, Luongo made 24 saves, while Jason Garrison, Maxim Lapierre and Zack Kassian all scored for the Canucks.
Nail Yakupov's overtime goal gave the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes and the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1.