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Elliott has 3rd straight shutout, Blues clinch playoff spot

  • Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Emerson Etem, right, flips over St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott while chasing after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Vancouver Canucks' Emerson Etem, right, flips over St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott while chasing after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Kyle Brodziak, right, scores past Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left and defenseman Ben Hutton (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Kyle Brodziak, right, scores past Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, left and defenseman Ben Hutton (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 25, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Brian Elliott made 15 saves for his third straight shutout and the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Friday night to clinch a playoff spot and tie Dallas for the Central Division lead.

Robby Fabbri had a goal and an assist, Kyle Brodziak, Fabbri, Carl Gunnarsson and Joel Edmundson also scored, and Paul Stastny had two assists.

Elliott hasn't allowed a goal since returning from a lower-body injury March 19.

The Canucks have a seven-game winless streak at 0-6-1, their longest streak since January and February in 2014. They have been shut out in four of their last five games.