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NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Nashville

(Thursday, December 6th)

Final Score: Vancouver 5, Nashville 2

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin scored two third-period goals to help the Vancouver Canucks defeat the Nashville Predators, 5-2, at the Sommet Center.

Alexandre Burrows and Taylor Pyatt also scored for Vancouver, which has won five of its last six. Henrik Sedin and Markus Naslund each recorded two assists, and Curtis Sanford stopped 26 shots to earn the win.

Jed Ortmeyer and Martin Erat had the goals for the Predators, who have dropped two in a row and three of five. Dan Ellis allowed four goals on 24 shots to suffer his first loss of the season (6-1-0).

Vancouver and Nashville began the third period tied at two, but Daniel Sedin gave the Canucks their first lead of the game at the 8:11 mark. Off a rush with his twin brother Henrik, Daniel Sedin drove to the net, switched from the backhand to the forehand and roofed the puck over Ellis.

Daniel Sedin's second goal of the night made it a 4-2 game with 7:34 remaining, and Trevor Linden capped the scoring with a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute.

The Predators grabbed a 1-0 lead at the 3:08 mark of the first period when Ortmeyer blasted the puck from the top of the right circle. The puck appeared to deflect off of Lukas Krajicek's stick, causing the puck to sail over the right shoulder of Sanford.

Burrows lit the lamp with 9:41 remaining in the first, tying things up. His shot from the middle of the right circle eluded traffic in front of the net and found the twine behind Ellis.

Then, with 1:48 left before the first intermission, Erat put Nashville ahead, 2-1, with a slap shot from the slot area that beat Sanford on the glove side.

In the middle frame, Pyatt evened the score at two on a power-play goal. Ryan Kesler threw the puck behind the net to Brendan Morrison. Morrison then centered the puck to Pyatt, who buried it in the back of the net at 7:48.

Game Notes

Vancouver has won six of its last 10 at Nashville...Nashville lost in regulation for the first time when scoring the first goal (10-1-1)...Vancouver went 1-for-3 on the power play, while Nashville was 0-3 with the man- advantage...Vancouver completed a three-game road trip with a 2-1 mark and will return home for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh...Nashville continues its four-game homestand on Saturday against Anaheim.

12/06 23:20:07 ET

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