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Canucks beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout to clinch playoff berth; Kings also make postseason

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    Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows, from left, Mason Raymond, Alexander Edler, of Sweden, and Dan Hamhuis celebrate Edler's goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) (The Associated Press)

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    Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson, left, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) (The Associated Press)

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    Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider makes a save against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) (The Associated Press)

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    Detroit Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser, Cory Emmerton and Pavel Datsyuk, of Russia, from left, celebrate Emmerton's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) (The Associated Press)

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    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, left, stops Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) (The Associated Press)

Maxim Lapierre scored in the shootout, Cory Schneider made 33 saves through overtime and the Vancouver Canucks clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Schneider stopped all three attempts in the shootout for the Canucks, who won their seventh straight at home and prevented the Red Wings from breaking the playoff threshold.

Lapierre, with Vancouver's last attempt in the shootout, beat Jimmy Howard with a forehand-to-backhand deke, roofing the puck into the net.

Alex Edler scored for Vancouver and Damien Brunner had a goal for Detroit in the first period, but neither team could score again until the shootout as Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard and Schneider each dominated at different times.