Final OT

Series (Game 3 of 4)

Nashville leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, December 28th
Game 2: Thursday, March 2nd
Game 3: Thursday, March 9th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 14th

Predators 3

(37-19-7, 81 pts)

Canucks 2

(35-23-6, 76 pts)

10:00 PM ET, March 9, 2006

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
NSH 0 0 2 13
VAN 0 1 1 02

A. Auld (Canucks - G): Saves: 34, Save Pct.: .919

S. Sullivan (Predators - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

D. Legwand (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Nashville (36-19-7) at Vancouver (35-23-5) 10:00 pm EST

Nashville (36-19-7) at Vancouver (35-23-5) 10:00 pm EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Now is not the time for the Vancouver Canucks to be losing games at home.

The Canucks try for the their second victory in five home contests Thursday when they host the Nashville Predators in their second meeting of the campaign.

Vancouver has split its four post-Olympic games and is two points behind Calgary and one in back of Colorado in the Northwest Division. The Canucks are also tied with Los Angeles for sixth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of Edmonton.

Anson Carter scored his 24th goal for Vancouver in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks lost all four meetings to the struggling Blues by a combined total of 16-4.

Vancouver has won eight of the last nine home meetings against Nashville, dating to January 23, 2000, and will be playing the Predators in the second of three meetings over a 13-day span.

After winning two of its last three contests, Nashville is fourth in the West, three points ahead of Colorado, while trailing Detroit by eight in the Central Division.

David Legwand scored twice and Greg Johnson added a shorthanded tally for the Predators in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Greg Johnson and Mike Sillinger had third-period goals for Nashville in a 3-1 triumph over Vancouver last Thursday. The teams will also square off next Tuesday.