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Mike Fisher has goal, two assists to lift Preds to 3-1 win over Canucks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mike Fisher scored a power-play goal and added two assists as the Nashville Predators beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Sergei Kostitsyn and David Legwand also scored for the Predators, who have won two straight. Dale Weise had the lone goal for the Canucks, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.

Fisher who sat out Sunday's game in Dallas due to illness, broke the scoreless tie 5:42 into the second period.

Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for the win. Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Ryan Suter saw Fisher make a backdoor move, and Fisher tipped the puck inside the left post from inches away on a power play for his team-leading 18th goal.

Kostitsyn scored a short-handed goal to give the Predators a 2-0 lead. Kostitsyn finished a 2-on-1 break at 13:16 when he fired a wrist shot from low in the right circle that beat Luongo to his glove side.

Weise trimmed Nashville's lead to 2-1 at 16:52 of the second. He skated across the crease and backhanded a shot to beat Rinne stick side.

With 2:51 left in the third, Legwand pushed the Predators' lead back to two goals when he scored from the slot as Luongo was pulled too far out of the net.

NOTES: The Predators held the opposition scoreless in the first period for the first time in six games. ... Vancouver has scored 66 goals in the first period, tops in the NHL. ... The Predators have scored 16 goals on the power play in 20 games. ... Vancouver's Alex Burrow played in his 500th NHL game. ... The Predators have allowed 10 second-period goals in the last 24 games.

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