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Detroit at Vancouver

Canucks edge Red Wings in SO, clinch postseason spot

CBSSports.com wire reports
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold. Vancouver's victory also guaranteed the idle Los Angeles Kings of a playoff spot.

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Lapierre, with Vancouver's last attempt in the shootout, beat Jimmy Howard with a forehand-to-backhand deke, roofing the puck into the net.

Alex Edler scored for Vancouver and Damien Brunner had a goal for Detroit in the first period, but neither team could score again until the shootout as Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard and Schneider each dominated at different times.

Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Schneider stopped all three Detroit attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold.

Lapierre, with Vancouver's last attempt in the shootout, beat Jimmy Howard with a forehand-to-backhand deke, roofing the puck into the net.

Alex Edler scored for Vancouver and Damien Brunner had a goal for Detroit in the first period, but neither team could score again until the shootout as Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and Schneider each dominated at different times. Schneider was by far the busier of the two with the Red Wings outshooting the Canucks 34-14.

The Canucks scored on one of their four power-play chances, while the Wings were blanked on three.

Edler capitalized just past the game's 12-minute mark after Vancouver received a two-man advantage for 2:47 as Niklas Kronwall and Brendan Smith took tripping and high-sticking penalties, respectively. The Canucks could not score during the 5-on-3 situation, but Edler scored on a slap shot from the point with Alex Burrows providing a screen.

Detroit had a chance to draw even a short time later, but Daniel Cleary shot wide on a breakaway.

Burrows had a short-handed breakaway soon after but was foiled as he and Howard collided and the goalie ended up tripping the Canucks player.

Just when it looked as though the Canucks were going to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, Emmerton deflected in Damien Brunner's shot from the side boards. The goal came moments after Schneider had foiled Emmerton by the right post and the puck was rimmed around the boards to Brunner.

Howard helped the Wings remain tied at 1-1 in the scoreless second period as the Canucks held a 7-4 edge in shots. He got the shaft of his stick on a Jason Garrison wrist shot during a power play and foiled Burrows again on a partial breakaway before blocking a Daniel Sedin slapshot with just over two minutes remaining.

The Red Wings outshot the Canucks 17-2 in the third period and 4-1 in overtime.

Notes

Detroit lost winger Drew Miller to an upper-body injury in the first period. ... Vancouver D Keith Ballard left the game in the third period and did not return. ... A moment of silence was held before the game for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. ... Vancouver D Kevin Bieksa (lower-body) and Chris Tanev (ankle) remained out with injuries. Winger Chris Higgins (knee) also remained out. Higgins took part in the morning skate and said he was "close" to returning, but coach Alain Vigneault indicated he had a setback and was not yet ready. ... Detroit winger Todd Bertuzzi (back) missed a chance to play against his former Vancouver squad as he sat out his 34th consecutive contest, although he is skating with the team. ... Detroit winger Jordin Tootoo drew back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch Wednesday in Calgary.

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Cory Schneider makes 33 saves through overtime and stops all three attempts in the shootout in the Canucks' win. (Getty Images)
Cory Schneider makes 33 saves through overtime and stops all three attempts in the shootout in the Canucks' win. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Detroit (20-16-8)10000 (0)1
Vancouver  (25-13-7) «10001 (1)2
Three Stars
C. Schneider
VAN


Saves: 33
Save Pct.: .971
D. DeKeyser
DET


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0
A. Burrows
VAN


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
12:15Power Play - Alexander Edler (8), Slap Shot. Assist: Hamhuis, Roy
19:39 - Cory Emmerton (5), Tip-In. Assist: Brunner
2ND PERIOD
None
3RD PERIOD
None
OT
None
SHOOTOUT
  - Maxim Lapierre (2), GOAL
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
09:14Kronwall, 2 min, Tripping
10:27Smith, 2 min, High sticking
15:27Edler, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
03:30Abdelkader, 5 min, Fighting
03:30Ballard, 5 min, Fighting
03:30Ballard, 2 min, Interference
08:01Franzen, 2 min, Interference
08:01Franzen, 2 min, Roughing
08:01Burrows, 2 min, Roughing
14:06DeKeyser, 2 min, High sticking
3RD PERIOD
13:23Garrison, 2 min, Slashing
OT
None
SHOOTOUT
None
Shots On Goal
 123T
DET941730
VAN47213
 
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