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Vancouver
Canucks
39-33-10
Nashville
Predators
41-32-9
SO
30 SOG
51 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTsoT
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game recap

Canucks 3, Predators 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 3, Predators 2, SO
Vancouver Canucks 3, Nashville Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Roberto Luongo kept the Vancouver Canucks afloat, even when they were outplayed.

He made 49 saves and Mason Raymond scored two goals, including one in a shootout, to give the Canucks a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

"This game was all Roberto," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "And we're not going to apologize for it because so many times this year we outplayed the opposition and got on the wrong side of it."

Raymond also assisted on Alexander Edler's goal.

"It's day-by-day and you are always working harder to better yourself," Raymond said. "When you get a goal under your belt it gives you a bit of confidence. Confidence can carry you a long way."

It was the second overtime game in a row for the Canucks. It was the third overtime game in the last four for the Predators and their fourth game in a row to be decided by one goal.

"The thing I like about this game is no one is satisfied with just one point," Nashville's J.P. Dumont said. "There is a lot of frustration right now."

Raymond, the first shooter for the Canucks, scored on a backhand shot over Predators goaltender Chris Mason, who was laying down on the ice.

Jason Arnott and Marek Zidlicky scored in regulation for the Predators.

The Canucks got on the board first. Raymond skated, undefended, across the goal mouth beat Chris Mason from the right side with 52 seconds left in the first period.

Arnott tied the game on a 5-on-3 power play at 5:42 of the second period. J.P. Dumont passed the puck from the right to the left side to Arnott who fired the one-timer high over the back of Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo from low inside the left circle.

Edler put the Canucks back in the lead on the power play at 12:49 of the second period. Raymond passed the puck to Edler just inside the blue line and he blasted a one-timer between Mason's legs.

Zidlicky tied the game at 2 on a power-play goal at the 13:58 mark. His shot from the left circle beat Luongo low to his stick side.

"We came back twice in this game," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "It is the third straight game we have had a comeback in the third period.

"It is a matter of resiliency. We are going to have playoff games the rest of the way through. Games like this will prepare us for the playoffs if we get in."

scoring summary
1st Period
19:08
VAN
Mason Raymond (6) ASST: Ryan Shannon (4), Matt Cooke (9)
1 - 0 VAN
2nd Period
05:42
NSH
PPG - Jason Arnott (22) ASST: J-P Dumont (35), Marek Zidlicky (31)
1 - 1 Tie
12:49
VAN
PPG - Alexander Edler (6) ASST: Mason Raymond (12), Ryan Shannon (5)
2 - 1 VAN
3rd Period
13:58
NSH
PPG - Marek Zidlicky (5) ASST: David Legwand (27), Jason Arnott (36)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDNSHVANTOTAL
1A. Radulov
M. Raymond
0 - 1
2J. Dumont
R. Shannon
0 - 1
3D. Legwand
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
00:55
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Hooking against  Martin Erat
08:48
VAN
Ryan Shannon  Slashing against  Marek Zidlicky
08:57
NSH
David Legwand  Hooking against  Ryan Kesler
2nd Period
04:11
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jordin Tootoo
05:03
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Hooking against  Ryan Suter
11:05
NSH
Vernon Fiddler  Tripping against  Mattias Ohlund
18:16
NSH
Shea Weber  Fighting against  Jeff Cowan
18:16
VAN
Jeff Cowan  Fighting against  Shea Weber
3rd Period
04:58
NSH
Alexander Radulov  Tripping against  Matt Cooke
07:18
VAN
Matt Cooke  Hi-sticking against  Alexander Radulov
09:14
NSH
Jordin Tootoo  Hooking against  Sami Salo
12:05
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Hi-sticking against  J-P Dumont
14:26
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Interference against  Markus Naslund
14:26
VAN
Markus Naslund  Holding against  Dan Hamhuis
17:17
NSH
Ryan Suter  Roughing against  Brad Isbister
17:17
VAN
Brad Isbister  Roughing against  Ryan Suter
OT Period
02:51
VAN
Daniel Sedin  Holding against  Ryan Suter
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 51TOI: 65:00
Saves: 49EV: 36 - 36
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 15
SV%: .961SH: 0 - 0
Chris Mason
SA: 30TOI: 65:00
Saves: 28EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1