NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, March 14th (All times eastern)
Vancouver Canucks (35-25-6) at Nashville Predators (37-19-8), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Vancouver Canucks will try to put the brakes on a four- game slide, as they travel to the Music City to battle the Nashville Predators.
The last two setbacks in the Canucks' recent skid came in a home-and-home series against the Dallas Stars. Vancouver was handed a 4-2 loss in Monday's game at Dallas. Mike Modano had a goal and two assists to pace the Stars.
Daniel Sedin and Anson Carter had a goal and an assist each for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin had two assists and Alexander Auld made 24 saves for Vancouver, which has also dropped five of six.
Vancouver has 76 points and currently sits in third place in the Northwest Division. Calgary leads the division with 81 points and Colorado is second with 80. The Canucks are also seventh in the Western Conference playoff race.
Tonight is the middle test of a three-game road trip for the Canucks, who are 15-18-2 as the visitor this season.
Meanwhile, the Predators will try to rebound from Saturday's loss in San Jose. They dropped that game by a 3-2 score in overtime after Christian Ehrhoff scored the game-winning goal for the Sharks.
Paul Kariya scored both Predator goals and Tomas Vokoun stopped 39 shots for Nashville, which had a modest two-game winning streak halted. The Predators finished the four-game road trip with a 2-0-2 record.
The Preds, who are 23-6-1 as the host this season, kick off a four-game homestand tonight.
Nashville is currently fourth in the Western Conference race with 82 points.
The Predators have won two of the three meetings with Vancouver this season, but the Canucks have won four of their last six tests at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
03/14 10:29:55 ET