Posted March 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Superb goaltending is one reason the Vancouver Canucks are already Northwest Division champions for a fourth consecutive season, and are attempting a run at another Presidents' Trophy. It looks like the Calgary Flames may miss out on the playoffs for a third straight season. The Canucks look to extend their longest winning streak of 2011-12 and officially eliminate the Flames from the playoff race Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Stellar work from netminders Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo has helped Vancouver (48-21-9) win five in a row to pull within a point of St. Louis for first place in the Western Conference. The Canucks are two points behind the New York Rangers in the race for the Presidents' Trophy, which they won for the first time last season. All three clubs have four games left in the regular season, and Schneider and Luongo may provide the difference in the race. Schneider is 12-2-1 with a 1.79 goals-against average and one shutout in his last 15 games, including...
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