Vancouver 3, Nashville 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 51-17-4-5 25-8-1-4 26-9-3-1 W4
Nashville 41-26-6-4 22-9-4-3 19-17-2-1 L1

Recap

Alex Burrows scored his second goal of the game with 2:29 remaining in the third period to snap a tie as the league-leading Vancouver Canucks clinched first place in the Western Conference with a 3-1 road triumph over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Defenseman Aaron Rome scored into an empty net, All-Stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin each notched two assists and Roberto Luongo made 16 saves for the Canucks, who won their franchise-record ninth straight road game.

With time winding down in the third, Burrows received a breakout pass from Daniel Sedin and flipped a backhander over Pekka Rinne to complete his second two-goal performance of the season and give Vancouver a 2-1 edge.

Rome scored his first goal in 110 games in the final seconds to seal the Canucks' 11th win in 12 games overall.

Nashville opened the scoring with six minutes remaining in the second period as Mike Fisher beat Luongo for his 18th goal of the season. Fisher has three tallies in his last two contests following a 17-game drought.

Burrows drew Vancouver even just 77 seconds into the third. Henrik Sedin dished the puck from behind the net to Burrows, who fired it past Rinne from the right side of the crease for his 23rd tally.

Rinne stopped 29 shots for the Predators, who had won six straight overall and five in a row at home.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Nashville
Alexandre Burrows 2 Points Mike Fisher 1
Alexandre Burrows 2 Goals Mike Fisher 1
Daniel Sedin 2 Assists Jonathon Blum 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .941 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .935
Roberto Luongo 16 Saves Pekka Rinne 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 32 3 0-5 5-5 10 26
Nashville 17 1 0-5 5-5 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Predators have a W/L % of .610 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Canucks have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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