Vancouver (4-3-1) at Nashville (4-3-0) 8:00 pm EDT
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Nashville Predators recently
concluded a three-game east-coast road sweep, and look to keep
the wins coming in their return home.
The Predators seek their fifth straight victory when they host
the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Nashville completed the sweep of its road trip with a 4-3
shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. The
Predators led, 3-1, late in the third period but allowed two
goals in the final two minutes.
After a scoreless overtime, Martin Erat scored the only goal of
the shootout and Chris Mason denied all three Devils shooters to
give the Predators the victory.
The Canucks, in the midst of a five-game road trip, got two
clutch goals in a huge 3-2 overtime triumph over the St. Louis
Blues on Friday.
Vancouver trailed, 2-1, but Markus Naslund tied the game, 2-2,
on a power-play goal with just 25 seconds left in the third
period. Then things got interesting in the overtime.
The Canucks' Sami Salo took a shot from the point which sailed
through a maze of players past St. Louis goaltender Curtis
Sanford as the clock read 0.00.
The angry Blues thought the goal should not have counted and did
not leave the ice. But the referees met, contacted replay
officials in the press box and allowed the goal.
Taylor Pyatt scored the other goal for the Canucks, who went
2-for-11 on the power play.