Jason Zucker broke a tie late in the second period and the Minnesota Wild scored on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Tuesday night to stop a three-game slide.

Ryan Suter and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and Mikael Granlund had two assists.

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) stops Vancouver Canucks' Tim Schaller (59) as Minnesota's Nick Seeler (36) and Charlie Coyle (3) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) stops Vancouver Canucks’ Tim Schaller (59) as Minnesota’s Nick Seeler (36) and Charlie Coyle (3) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Josh Leivo scored on his first shot in a Canucks uniform. Tyler Motte also had a goal for Vancouver, which has lost 12 of 13. Anders Nilsson stopped 25 shots.

Leivo put Vancouver on the board 7:02 into the game. He collected a pass from rookie Elias Pettersson in the slot and flipped the puck over Dubnyk’s blocker.

Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway (18) checks Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway (18) checks Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

The 25-year-old left wing was traded to Vancouver from Toronto on Monday for AHL forward Michael Carcone. Leivo had four goals and two assists in 27 games for the Maple Leafs this season.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, allows a goal to Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, allows a goal to Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Wild responded on the first power play of the night after Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto was called for tripping.

Just 15 seconds into the penalty, Matt Dumba took a hard shot from the top of the faceoff circle and Parise deflected the puck past Nilsson to tie it.

Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, of Sweden, skates off the ice after Vancouver was defeated by the Minnesota Wild 3-2 during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler, of Sweden, skates off the ice after Vancouver was defeated by the Minnesota Wild 3-2 during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Canucks got off to a slow start in the second period, going more than eight minutes without a shot on goal. But then Tim Schaller got the puck to Motte in front and the center swept it in past Dubnyk.

Vancouver Canucks' Michael Del Zotto, back from left to right, Tim Schaller, Tyler Motte, Jay Beagle and Troy Stecher (51) celebrate Motte's goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Michael Del Zotto, back from left to right, Tim Schaller, Tyler Motte, Jay Beagle and Troy Stecher (51) celebrate Motte’s goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Minnesota came back with two power-play goals less than a minute apart.

Canucks defenseman Alex Edler was first to the penalty box, getting called for interference. A minute later, Del Zotto got caught cross-checking, handing the Wild a two-man advantage.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, left, of Sweden, makes the save as Minnesota Wild's Marcus Foligno attempts to get his stick on the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, left, of Sweden, makes the save as Minnesota Wild’s Marcus Foligno attempts to get his stick on the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Minnesota was quick to capitalize, with Ryan Suter taking a hard shot that beat Nilsson.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Only 55 seconds later, Zucker scored to put the Wild up 3-2.

Granlund had assists on both goals and is riding a three-game point streak. Minnesota has 11 power-play goals in its last 10 games.

Vancouver Canucks' Josh Leivo celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Josh Leivo celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Meanwhile, the Canucks went 0 for 3 with the man advantage. Vancouver also has spent 325 minutes in the penalty box this season, more than any other team. The Canucks’ penalty kill was ranked 23rd in the NHL going into Tuesday’s game.

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, left, checks Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte, left, checks Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Canucks outshot the Wild 14-5 in the third period but couldn’t get the puck past Dubnyk.

NOTES: The second period closed with a scuffle after Canucks left wing Jake Virtanen was nailed hard from behind along the end boards by Greg Pateryn. Virtanen was slow to get up and left the ice leaning over on his stick for support. He returned early in the third. Pateryn was called for boarding.

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle, left, and Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Minnesota Wild's Jordan Greenway, front, is tripped by Vancouver Canucks' Michael Del Zotto during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway, front, is tripped by Vancouver Canucks’ Michael Del Zotto during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wild: Play at Calgary on Thursday night.

Canucks: Wrap up a five-game homestand Thursday against Nashville.

Vancouver Canucks' Ben Hutton (27) and Minnesota Wild's Matt Hendricks (15) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Ben Hutton (27) and Minnesota Wild’s Matt Hendricks (15) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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