The Minnesota Wild defeated Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of the qualifying series by a final score of 3-0 on Sunday. 

Alex Stalock made 28 saves in the shutout victory for Minnesota. 

Jared Spurgeon scored two goals and Eric Fiala scored the other for the Wild in the win.

Wild coach Dean Evason praised Stalock’s performance and says he will start Game 2 of the qualifying series on Tuesday night at 9:45 p.m. in Edmonton.