VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Canucks
can become the fifth team in the Western Conference to clinch a
playoff spot on Saturday when they host the Dallas Stars.
Vancouver, which clinches a postseason berth with a victory, is
trying to get into position to win the Northwest Division. The
Canucks are three points behind Colorado and both teams have
five games remaining.
Dan Cloutier stopped 15 shots as Vancouver ended a five-game
winless streak (0-3-1-1) with a 1-0 victory over Los Angeles on
Wednesday. Matt Cooke scored the game's lone goal.
Dallas has already clinched a postseason berth and owns a
four-game winning streak. The Stars are unbeaten in their last
six after Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win at Edmonton on Bill
Guerin has scored in all three games as Dallas is 3-0 against
Vancouver this season. Marty Turco made 20 saves as the Stars
posted a 3-0 victory in the last matchup on March 18.