- The Predators have long been known for riding their defense and scoring just enough goals to win, and the long-vaunted Vancouver offense has had to take on a similar style as it goes through a prolonged slump. It worked last time the two teams met, as the Canucks made a point of playing Nashville’s brand of hockey in its home arena. Now that the Preds have opened up a five-game road trip with a breakout win in Dallas, will this one play the same?
- It was no surprise the Canucks went into Columbus on Tuesday reeling from a four-game losing streak. They had failed to score more than two goals in any of those games and were 0-for-22 on the power play. Coach Alain Vigneault decided to give Cory Schneider a break and went with Roberto Luongo. They still didn't score more than two, but Luongo's 26 saves kept it going long enough for the Canucks to pull out a 2-1 shootout win.
- Shea Weber was one of four scorers in the Dallas win and extended his point streak to four games, with all the other points coming on assists (five). David Legwand picked up a pair of assists in that game to go with the goals he scored in each of the previous two. … Henrik Sedin had his seven-game point streak snapped in Columbus, but he still has points in 11 of 13 games.
- Second matchup of three, and the only one at Rogers Arena this season. Last time out, Roberto Luongo outdueled Pekka Rinne 1-0 at Bridgestone Arena. Dale Weise had the game's lone goal.
- 12-7-6, 30 pts
- Henrik Sedin: 24 Points
- Daniel Sedin: 8 Goals
- Henrik Sedin: 18 Assists
- 11-9-6, 28 pts
- Colin Wilson: 19 Points
- Colin Wilson: 7 Goals
- Colin Wilson 12 Assists
Injured: Ryan Kesler, Manny Malhotra
Scratched: Keith Ballard, Tom Sestito, Cam Barker
Injured: Patric Hornqvist, Colin Wilson, Paul Gaustad
Edited by Strombone1, 14 March 2013 - 01:41 PM.