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Rookie Reid's two goals lead Canucks' rout

11/5/2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Sami Salo scored a power-play goal and
assisted on another in the Vancouver Canucks' 4-3 victory over the
Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

Jason King, Trevor Linden and Brendan Morrison also scored for
the Canucks, who improved to 7-0-2 in their last nine games.

Scott Hartnell, Adam Hall and Scott Walker had goals for the
Predators.

Nashville outshot Vancouver 6-0 early and took a 1-0 lead at
7:45 of the first period when Hartnell snared a bad pass by the
Canucks and put a one-timer past Johan Hedberg.

The Canucks tied it at 11:23 of the first period when Markus
Naslund hit Sami Salo with perfect pass high in the slot, and Salo
shot the puck over Tomas Vokoun.

Nashville scored again in the first period when Hall put a wrist
shot just inside the right post at 18:04 on the power play.

The Canucks tied it for the second time at 7:24 of the second
period on King's goal.

Linden put Vancouver ahead 3-2 in the third period with the
Canucks' second 5-on-3 power-play goal at 1:49.

Vancouver got an insurance goal at 10:29 on Morrison's goal.

Walker got the Predators within a goal with 34 seconds left.

Game notes
The Canucks had scored the first goal in their first 12
games, falling short of the 18-game, first-goal streak set by
Montreal in 1959. Nashville sent Wade Brookbank to Milwaukee of the
AHL for conditioning Wednesday. Jim McKenzie, out since preseason
with a knee injury, played his first game for Nashville.
Vancouver's Bryan Allen sat out, the first of two after he was
suspended without pay as the result of a slashing incident against
Detroit on Nov. 3. King's six goals leads NHL rookies.