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Predators rally, defeat Canucks in shootout

Nashville moves within two points of third place in Central

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

Smith's nifty shootout goal

VAN@NSH: Smith makes nifty moves for shootout winner

3/24/16: Craig Smith pulls out several dekes and waits out Ryan Miller to lift the puck for the shootout winner

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NASHVILLE -- Craig Smith's goal in the fourth round of the shootout gave the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

Nashville (38-23-13) trailed 2-0 heading into the third period. With the win, the Predators pulled within two points of the Chicago Blackhawks for third place in the Central Division.

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Predators face Canucks with an eye on standings

Nashville can get within two points of third-place Chicago in Central Division

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

CANUCKS (27-33-12) at PREDATORS (37-23-13)

TV: 8 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-TN, NHL.TV

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators will try to pull within two points of the Chicago Blackhawks for third place in the Central Division when they host the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

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