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
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.