Vancouver 5, Nashville 2

Monday, April 15, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 24-12-1-5 13-5-0-3 11-7-1-2 W1
Nashville 15-21-2-6 10-9-0-4 5-12-2-2 L7


Canucks 5, Predators 2: Ryan Kesler scored twice as visiting Vancouver recovered from squandering a two-goal lead to hand Nashville its seventh straight loss.

Derek Roy had a goal and an assist while Alex Burrows and defenseman Jason Garrison also scored for the Northwest Division-leading Canucks, who remained five points ahead of Minnesota. Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots in his second start in three games as Vancouver won for the fifth time in six contests.

Nick Spaling and Bobby Butler tallied in the second period for the Predators, who fell to 1-8-2 in their last 11 contests and officially were eliminated from postseason contention.

Garrison, who has six points in his last six games, snapped a 2-2 tie during a power play with 2:58 left in the second period as he unleashed a one-timer from the point that eluded a screened Pekka Rinne (19 saves). Burrows deflected a shot past Rinne 50 seconds into the third to extend the advantage.

Kesler, who has six points in four games since returning from a broken foot, opened the scoring on a power play 1:34 into the game as Vancouver finished 2-for-3 with the man advantage. Roy added to the lead three minutes later with his first goal in six games with the Canucks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nashville missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons after advancing to the second round in its last two. ... Vancouver C Henrik Sedin, LW Daniel Sedin and RW Jannik Hansen had two assists apiece. ... The Predators tied the franchise-record losing streak, which was set from Nov. 20-Dec. 9, 1999.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Nashville
Ryan Kesler 2 Points Bobby Butler 1
Ryan Kesler 2 Goals Bobby Butler 1
Daniel Sedin 2 Assists Daniel Bang 1
Ryan Kesler 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .947 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .792
Roberto Luongo 36 Saves Pekka Rinne 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 24 5 2-4 2-2 33 32
Nashville 38 2 0-2 2-4 27 23

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Predators have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .321 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Canucks have a W/L % of .696 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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