Canucks need to shed an image of losing games that they really should win.
The Nashville Predators ended their hot streak with a resounding 4-1 defeat to the Canucks, as the Vancouver forwards kept the Preds hemmed in their own zone for much of the contest.
Two weeks ago, Martin Erat tallied a hat trick as the Predators beat the Canucks 4-2 in Nashville. Can he repeat the feat tonight as the two teams meet again in Vancouver?
|- No scoring. Penalties - Ryan Suter, Nashville (Holding the stick), 3:05; Rick Rypien, Vancouver (Hi-sticking), 10:01; Dave Scatchard, Nashville (Cross checking), 15:30.|
|- 1, Vancouver Goal - Steve Bernier (10), from Tanner Glass and Kyle Wellwood at 6:39. 2, Vancouver Power-Play Goal - Daniel Sedin (8), from Henrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa at 16:23. Penalties - Jannik Hansen, Vancouver (Tripping), 3:08; Shea Weber, Nashville (Fighting (maj)), 5:21; Ryan Kesler, Vancouver (Fighting (maj)), 5:21; Dave Scatchard, Nashville (Interference on goalkeeper), 14:35.|
|- 3, Vancouver Goal - Sami Salo (3), from Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin at 6:53. 4, Vancouver Goal - Henrik Sedin (16), from Daniel Sedin and Alexandre Burrows at 9:31. 5, Nashville Goal - Patric Hornqvist (11), from Jean-Pierre Dumont and Marcel Goc at 14:36.|