Nashville 6, Vancouver 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 12-9-3-1 4-3-2-1 8-6-1-0 W1
Vancouver 14-10-0-1 6-4-0-1 8-6-0-0 L1

Recap

Mike Fisher scored the game winner with 1:16 left in regulation as the Nashville Predators earned a wild 6-5 victory over the host Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

Martin Erat gained the Canucks zone and zipped a backhand pass across the low slot to Fisher, who tapped the puck past Roberto Luongo to cap a rally from a two-goal deficit.

Neither starting netminder lasted past the midway point of the game, as Vancouver's Cory Schneider and Nashville's Pekka Rinne combined to allow eight goals on just 23 shots.

Colin Wilson paced the Predators with a goal and two assists while Fisher scored twice and Shea Weber and David Legwand each added a goal and a helper. Legwand's goal ended a seven-game drought as the Predators won for just the second time in seven contests.

Jordin Tootoo had the other Nashville goal.

Daniel Sedin led a balanced attack with a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Cody Hodgson, Alex Burrows, Aaron Volpatti and Jannik Hansen also scored for Vancouver.

Nashville broke out to a 3-0 first-period lead, chasing Schneider after just 20 minutes. The three-goal outburst equaled the number of goals Schneider had allowed in his previous four games combined.

Vancouver roared back with five straight goals, but the Predators responded by scoring twice in the final four minutes of the second period to square things at 5-5 entering the third.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Vancouver
Colin Wilson 3 Points Daniel Sedin 2
Mike Fisher 2 Goals Daniel Sedin 1
Craig Smith 3 Assists Kevin Bieksa 2
Colin Wilson 1 Power Play Goals Daniel Sedin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback 1.000 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .800
Anders Lindback 19 Saves Roberto Luongo 12

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 20 6 3-3 2-4 8 29
Vancouver 37 5 2-4 0-3 6 35

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Canucks have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Predators have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .538 after a loss.
Advertisement