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Nashville Tries for Seventh Consecutive Victory in Second Half of Back-to-Back

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Just 24 hours after another come-from-behind victory, the Nashville Predators will hit the ice once more, this time in Vancouver to face the Canucks. It's the third and final meeting of the season between the two clubs; Nashville is currently 1-1-0 in the series.

Just as they did on Tuesday in Winnipeg to start their four-game road trip, the Predators mounted another comeback on Thursday night in Edmonton, erasing a 2-0 deficit to score four answered and win their sixth straight.

The victory gave Predators General Manager David Poile his 1,320th career victory to become the all-time winningest GM in NHL history.

"We're all just glad to be a part of it," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of Poile's achievement following the win. "There's no question that he deserves everything that he gets. He works incredibly hard at his job, he works incredibly hard at the human side of things, inside of an organization, and he's just a terrific person, a terrific GM. It's very well deserved, and I can tell you that, just from being on the inside and speaking for what I know, he's earned it. He's really earned it."

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The Predators have done well on both ends of back-to-backs this season; 6-1-1 on the first half and 5-1-1 on the second half.

Video: Arvidsson leads Preds' comeback versus Oilers, 4-2

Last Time Out:

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice to lead Nashville to a 4-2 win in Edmonton with Scott Hartnell and Austin Watson also finding the back of the net. Goaltender Pekka Rinne got the win as Nashville earned their 12th consecutive victory over Edmonton.

P.K. Subban leads the Preds in scoring with 48 points, followed by Arvidsson with 46 points, and then Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi with 44 points apiece. Arvidsson leads the club with 24 goals; Kevin Fiala and Craig Smith each have 20 goals on the season.

The Opposition:

The Canucks have dropped two straight, including a 6-5 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Rookie forward Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 29 goals and 54 points, followed by Daniel Sedin with 44 points and Henrik Sedin with 42. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom is 17-21-5 on the season; Anders Nilsson is 7-11-3.

Video: Preds center Mike Fisher makes his season debut

All-Time Meetings:

The Predators are 28-34-(2)-6 all-time against the Canucks, including a 13-20-(1)-0 mark all-time against Vancouver on the road. The Preds are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games against the Canucks, including wins in four of their last six meetings. Nashville has won three of the last five meetings with Vancouver on the road.

Notables Versus Vancouver:

Filip Forsberg is on a three-game point streak versus the Canucks (2g-2a), while Roman Josi has seven points (7a) in his last six games against the Canucks, including a current four-game point streak (5a). Nick Bonino has 10 points (7g-3a) in 18 career matchups with the Canucks and spent the 2014-15 season with Vancouver, tallying 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points.

Watch & Listen:

Tonight's game from Vancouver comes with a 9 p.m. CT start time with Predators Live Pregame beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Tennessee. The game can also be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network.

Streaming Info:

Listen to a Live Radio Feed (only active during the game broadcast window).

Watch a Live Stream of the game on the Fox Sports Go App or Watch on NHL.TV

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