Canucks down Blackhawks to capture Northwest Division

10:38 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
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Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - For a fifth straight year, Vancouver has captured the Northwest Division title.

Thanks to a goal and an assist from Daniel Sedin, the Vancouver Canucks took a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

The win has locked Vancouver into the third seed in the Western Conference for the upcoming playoffs, while Chicago has already clinched the top spot in the Western Conference.

With 73 points, Chicago remains three ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins in its attempt to capture its first Presidents' Trophy since the 1990-91 season. Both teams have three games left in the regular season.

Zack Kassian and Jannik Hansen both scored for the Canucks, while Cory Schneider made 24 saves to help the team snap a two-game losing streak.

Daniel Carcillo scored the lone goal and Corey Crawford posted 29 stops for the Blackhawks, who have dropped two straight following a seven-game winning streak.

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