2013-04-23 01:44 PM
Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who won their eighth game in a row at home and are guaranteed home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Henrik Sedin added two assists and Cory Schneider made 24 saves for the Canucks, who have put some distance between themselves and Minnesota in the past few weeks.
Daniel Carcillo scored for Chicago, which trailed 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second. Cory Crawford made 29 saves as the NHL-leading Blackhawks made clinching first place overall a more difficult with a second straight loss.
The Blackhawks are trying to win their first Presidents' Trophy since 1991, when Mike Keenan was coach. Chicago has 73 points with three games remaining, while Pittsburgh has 70 with three games also left on its schedule.
Anaheim's Viktor Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 to clinch the Pacific Division title.
Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks, who won back-to-back games in Edmonton to win their first division title since 2007 _ the year they went on to win the Stanley Cup.
The Oilers have lost eight of their last nine games and seem destined for yet another high draft pick in the offseason.
Anaheim officially eliminated the Oilers from contention Sunday, making them the team with the longest active postseason drought at seven consecutive seasons.
The Pittsburgh Penguins earned their seventh straight victory as Dustin Jeffrey had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 a win over the Ottawa Senators.
Tomas Vokoun made 34 saves and Jarome Iginla and Tyler Kennedy also scored for the Penguins, who have already clinched first place in the Eastern Conference.
Patrick Wiercioch scored and Craig Anderson stopped 21 shots for the Senators, who didn't get any help when Winnipeg beat Buffalo 2-1. The Jets now trail the Senators and New York Rangers by just a single point for the final playoff spot in the conference. Both the seventh-place Rangers and eighth-place Senators have a game in hand on Winnipeg.
Antti Miettinen scored with 7:36 left to keep surging Winnipeg in the playoff race.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots, including a huge glove save on Thomas Vanek with 5:45 left to preserve the victory.
Aaron Gagnon also scored for Winnipeg, while Vanek scored the lone goal for Buffalo.
Detroit beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 for two desperately needed points in the Red Wings' push to make the playoffs.
Johan Franzen scored twice and Jimmy Howard had 34 saves to help the Red Wings move within a point of eighth-place Columbus in the Western Conference. They are now hoping to finish the last three games of the regular season strong enough to extend the franchise's postseason streak to 22 years.
Damien Brunner scored late in the first period and Valtteri Filppula had a power-play goal late in the second for Detroit, which had won only one of its previous six games.
The Coyotes are five points behind the Blue Jackets and on the brink of elimination.