Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/13
The Vancouver Canucks are closing in on a fifth straight Northwest Division title, but they haven't had any success against the Detroit Red Wings this season. Another victory in this series would do wonders for struggling Detroit as it tries to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in 23 years. The Red Wings look to avoid losing for the fifth time in six games Saturday night when they visit a Canucks team they've thoroughly dominated in 2013. Detroit (20-16-7) finds itself two points behind the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference with five games remaining. The Red Wings are on the outside looking in due to a 3-5-2 stretch that has caused them to drop from fifth place to 10th in the West. They fell to 1-2-2 in their last five with Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Calgary in the third stop of a four-game trip. Detroit, which last missed the playoffs following the 1989-90 season, went 0 for 5 on the power and has converted 2-of-19 chances over the past five cont...
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