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NHL Preview: Vancouver Canucks (22-30-4) at Nashville Predators (26-22-6)


TV: Sportsnet Pacific, Bally Sports South
Radio: Sportsnet 650

• Tonight marks the second of three meetings between the Canucks and Predators this season: Nov. 5 (4-3 SOL @ VAN), Feb. 21 (away) and Mar. 6 (home).

• Vancouver is 45-28-2-6 all-time against Nashville, including a 22-15-1-3 record on the road.

• The Canucks are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games against the Predators, including 2-2-1 in their last five.

• Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads all active Canucks skaters in career points against the Predators with 17 (6-11-17) in 34 games.

• J.T. Miller has 14 points (7-7-14) in 18 career games against Nashville.

• Brock Boeser has 12 points (6-6-12) in 11 career games against Nashville.

• Elias Pettersson has 11 points (5-6-11) in 10 career games against Nashville.

• Quinn Hughes has 11 points (0-11-11) in eight career games against Nashville.

• Collin Delia is 0-1-1 in two career games against the Predators.

• Arturs Silovs has yet to face the Predators in his career.

• Elias Pettersson has 19 points (9-10-19) in his last 12 games.

• J.T. Miller has 13 points (2-11-13) in his last 13 games.

• Quinn Hughes has nine points (1-8-9) in his last eight games.

• Brock Boeser has eight points (1-7-8) in his last eight games.

• Conor Garland has eight points (3-5-8) in his last 10 games.

LAST MEETING – NOV. 5/22: VAN 3 vs NSH 4 (SO)
Ilya Mikheyev scored his third of the season 1:56 into the first period to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead…Quinn Hughes and Luke Schenn recorded the assists…J.T. Miller extended his point streak to six games with his seventh of the season, assisted by Nils Hoglander and Bo Horvat at 3:41 to make it 2-0…Andrei Kuzmenko got Vancouver’s third goal of the first period at 17:32… the assists went to Miller and Hughes…Bo Horvat is now on a four-game point streak (6-2-8)… Quinn Hughes is now on a three-game point streak (0-5-5) and has points in all but one game he has played in this season (0-10-10 in eight game)…Vancouver recorded their second-most shots in a game this season (45)…Thatcher Demko faced 30 shots.

2022.23 TEAM RANKS
Goals For/Game 3.36 (t-9th) 2.78 (26th)
Goals Against/Game 4.02 (31st) 3.00 (14th)
Power Play % 23.4 (10th) 15.9 (t-28th)
Penalty Kill % 65.4 (32nd) 79.8 (15th)
Penalty Min./Game 9:08 (20th) 10:20 (24th)
*Rankings are accurate as of 7:00pm PT on February 20, 2023

Anthony Beauvillier opened the scoring late in the first period with his 12th of the season…Luke Schenn and Elias Pettersson each recorded assists…Andrei Kuzmenko re-took the lead for Vancouver 1:53 into the second period…Schenn and Pettersson recorded their second assists of the night…Beauvillier deflected home his second of the evening with 6:25 left in the second…Pettersson and Quinn Hughes recorded assists…Philip Di Giuseppe scored his second of the season just past the 10 minute mark of the third period…Brock Boeser picked up the only assist…Pettersson netted two shorthanded empty-net tallies in the final two minutes…J.T. Miller collected assists on both, while Schenn (career-high three assists) and Bear posted the other helpers…Pettersson and Beauvillier led the team with four shots each…Luke Schenn led the team with six hits…Nils Åman set a new career-high with 12 faceoff wins…Arturs Silovs made 35 saves for his first NHL victory.

• Nov. 5/22: VAN 3 vs NSH 4 (SO)
• Feb. 1/22: VAN 2 @ NSH 4
• Jan 18/22: VAN 3 @ NSH 1
• Nov. 5/21: VAN 2 vs NSH 3
• Feb. 10/20: VAN 6 vs NSH 2

• William Lockwood activated from injured reserve and assigned to Abbotsford, Feb. 20
• Christian Wolanin recalled from Abbotsford, Feb. 18
• Travis Dermott placed on injured reserve, Feb. 18
• Tanner Pearson placed on LTIR, Feb. 17
• Arturs Silovs recalled from Abbotsford, Feb. 14
• Spencer Martin assigned to Abbotsford, Feb. 14
• Spencer Martin placed on waivers, Feb. 13


OVERALL (81 GP) 34-39-(2)-6
HOME (41 GP) 18-16-(1)-6
ROAD (40 GP) 16-23-(1)-0
LAST MEETING Nov. 5, 2022 at VAN (SOW, 4-3)

PLAYOFFS (0-1) 2011 WCS (L, 4-2)
− The Predators are 34-39-(2)-6 all-time against the Canucks, including an 18-16-(1)-6 record at Bridgestone Arena.

− This is the second of three matchups between Nashville and Vancouver in 2022-23; it is the first and only at home.

− Nashville is 1-0-0 against Vancouver this season, earning a 4-3 shootout win on the road on Nov. 5. The Predators came back to win after falling down 3-0; it was the 12th three-goal comeback in franchise history and the first to come on the road since Dec. 1, 2007 at Montreal.

− The Predators are 3-2-0 in their last five games against the Canucks; they are 5-5-0 in their last 10; and 3-2-0 in their last five at home.

− Ryan Johansen, a Vancouver native, owns 15 points (4g-11a) in 31 career games against his hometown team. He has four points (3g-1a) in his last eight games vs. Vancouver.

− North Vancouver native Colton Sissons has seven points (4g-3a) in 18 career games against the Canucks.

− Dante Fabbro hails from Coquitlam, B.C., and has two assists in seven career games vs. Vancouver.

− Roman Josi has points in five of his last seven games (1g-4a) against Vancouver. He also has 14 points (1g-13a) in his last 16 games vs. the Canucks and posted a six-game point streak (7a) against Vancouver from Jan. 10, 2017-Dec. 13, 2018.

− Mikael Granlund is producing at close to a point-per-game pace in his career against the Canucks, recording 23 points (5g18a) in 27 games. He posted a four-game point streak vs. Vancouver from Nov. 12, 2019-Nov. 5, 2021 (2g-4a) and established a career-high four points (3g-1a) on Feb. 4, 2017 against the Canucks.

− Alexandre Carrier skated in his first career NHL game on Jan. 17, 2017 at Vancouver.

− Nashville Predators 3, Minnesota Wild 4 – Feb. 19 (Xcel Energy Center)

− NSH goals: Novak (7), Josi (15), Niederreiter (15)

− MIN goals: Duhaime (5), Kaprizov – PP (32), Kaprizov (33), Hartman – GWG (7)

− Goaltenders: NSH – Saros (L, 31/35); MIN – Gustavsson (W, 23/26)

− Power plays: NSH 0-2; MIN 1-5

− Notes: Nashville moved to 11-12-3 on the road in 2022-23… The Predators are now 1-1-0 against the Wild this season… Nashville battled back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game on Nino Niederreiter’s goal with 47 seconds remaining in the third period; Minnesota scored the game-winner just 26 seconds later… Skating in the state he grew up in for the first time as an NHLer, Tommy Novak led all skaters with three points (1g-2a); he has five points (3g-2a) in his last two games, and it was his second career three-point outing… Roman Josi added a goal and an assist to extend his point streak against Minnesota to nine games.

Player Designation Dates Missed Games Missed
Mark Borowiecki Upper body – IR Oct. 27-Feb. 19 47
Alexandre Carrier Upper body Jan. 26-Feb. 19 7
Filip Forsberg Upper body – day-to-day Feb. 13-19 4
Total man-games lost: 112
Individual man-games lost: Borowiecki – 48; McCarron – 20; Carrier – 12; McDonagh – 7; Smith – 6; Trenin – 5; Forsberg – 4;
Glass – 3; Lauzon – 3; Jankowski – 2; Duchene – 1; Lankinen – 1

− Feb. 13: Recalled forward Philip Tomasino from Milwaukee (AHL).
− Feb. 8: Signed forward Tommy Novak to a one-year, $800,000 contract for 2023-24.
− Feb. 6: Signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, $775,000 contract for 2023-24.
− Feb. 5: Recalled forward Tommy Novak and defenseman Kevin Gravel from Milwaukee (AHL).

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