Predators skate past Canucks

Vancouver, BC ( – Filip Forsberg scored twice and the
Nashville Predators defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Sunday night.

Colin Wilson posted the other tally for the Predators, who have won four of
their last four games. Pekka Rinne made 26 saves in the triumph.

Alex Edler had the lone goal for Vancouver, which had its four-game winning
streak snapped. Eddie Lack stopped 30 shots in defeat.

“We had some chances, just didn’t shoot the puck,” Canucks coach Willie
Desjardins said.

The game was tied 1-1 before the Predators scored twice in the third.

Forsberg began the scoring in the third after James Neal drove the right wing
and lost control of the puck, but Forsberg was in front to put it home at the
6:42 mark.

Wilson rose a shot over Lack’s shoulder from below the left circle with 1:33
left to add insurance.

Edler’s blast from the point on the power play midway through the first
started the scoring before Forsberg’s first marker early in the second tied

Game Notes

Forsberg moved into the rookie scoring lead with 11 points … Henrik Sedin
recorded his ninth assist of the year for Vancouver.