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GAMEDAY: Preds at Canucks, 9PM

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP

WHO:
Nashville Predators (47-20-6) vs. Vancouver Canucks (44-23-6)

WHEN: 9:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: General Motors Place, Vancouver, B.C.

TONIGHT THE PREDS WEAR: White

TELEVISION: FSN South (Comcast cable Ch. 28 in Davidson and Williamson counties, DISH Network Ch. 451, DirecTV Ch. 664)

RADIO: WGFX 104.5-FM; SATELLITE RADIO: XM Radio Ch. 204, SIRIUS Radio Ch. 122

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Game Notes: Stats
Game Notes: Predators Info
Game Notes: Canucks Info
One-Sheet Game Preview

Tonight the Nashville Predators embark upon a three-game Western Canada road swing with a stop in Vancouver to face the Canucks. Game time is 9:00 p.m. CT at GM Place and the action will be televised on FSN South and broadcast on WGFX 104.5-FM.

The Canucks (44-23-6) have won three in a row and are 8-1-1 over their last 10. Goaltender Roberto Luongo, who came to Vancouver last summer from Florida in a trade for Todd Bertuzzi, has played a key role in his team's success and has 42 wins on the season. Luongo becomes just the 20th goaltender all-time to amass 40 wins in a season and only the seventh active goaltender to reach that mark. Trevor Linden and Sedin twins Henrik and Daniel are each working on three-game point streaks.

The Predators (47-20-6) are coming off a big win over Dallas on Saturday. That victory snapped a two-game losing streak for an injury-riddled Nashville club and welcomed center Peter Forsberg back into the lineup. The Swedish center had missed six games with an upper body injury but recorded an assist in the 3-2 defeat of Dallas.

Tonight marks the final meeting of the regular season between the two clubs. Nashville has a 2-0-1 record against the Canucks in the previous three games this season, winning the only other meeting in Vancouver 3-2. The Predators also won the most recent meeting--a Nov. 23 contest at Nashville Arena--by a 6-0 margin. Scott Hartnell (3-1-4), Paul Kariya (0-4-4) and Shea Weber (1-3-4) each have four points in games against Vancouver.

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