Quinn Hughes helps on every objective in Canucks' win:

Rookie defenceman Quinn Hughes helped on all of Vancouver's objectives, and the Canucks locked out the Minnesota Wild 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five playoff qualification series. 1:03

The Canucks lead the best-of-five series 2 video games to one and can punch their ticket to the round of 16 with a win Friday night.

Vancouver hasn't remained in the playoffs considering that 2015.

"We obstructed a lot of shots today. The people were sacrificing their bodies, blocking shots, and we did a fantastic task cleaning out rebounds," said Markstrom.

"It's a substantial team win."

Antoine Roussel and Elias Pettersson also scored for the Canucks.

It was chippy, angry, penalty-filled afternoon affair at Rogers Place punctuated by low-probability long-distance shots, a lot of blockages in play, post-whistle scrums, and loud liberal F-bombs.

WATCH Boeser pointed to the sky after he scored to remember Ty Alyea. It was six years ago to the day that Boeser's good friends were in an SUV that lost control and rolled, eliminating Alyea."We're such a good five on 5 team and when we can roll 5 lines we're really good. Forward Micheal Ferland has been sent out house for the series, considered unsuited to play. There are 12 Western Conference teams playing at Rogers Place, with gamers in seclusion to avoid contracting COVID-19.