National Hockey League
Vancouver 6, Nashville 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 21, 2019
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Peter MacDougall, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Jesse Marquis, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 17168

Elias Pettersson had a goal with two assists, and the visiting Vancouver Canucks scored a season-high five power-play goals in a 6-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

The Canucks ended their three-game skid (0-2-1) while extending the Predators' slide to six in a row (0-5-1).

Jacob Markstrom made 45 saves, Quinn Hughes recorded three assists, and Brock Boeser, J.T. Miller and Bo Horvat each had a goal with an assist as the Canucks beat Nashville for the second time in 10 days. Tyler Graovac and Tanner Pearson added goals for Vancouver.

The Canucks are 8-for-9 with the man-advantage against the Predators in 2019-20 after converting all but one chance Thursday. They were 3-for-3 in a 5-3 home win over Nashville on Nov. 12.

Calle Jarnkrok had a goal and an assist for the Predators, who outshot the visitors 48-23 but went 1-for-6 on the power play. Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne entered with a 6.72 goals-against average during a three-game losing streak, and he was pulled after allowing five goals on 17 shots through two periods.

Nashville opened the scoring as Ryan Johansen took a cross-ice pass from Roman Josi and streaked alone down the right wing. He finished with a backhander past Markstrom for his third goal of the season at 8:07.

However, the Canucks continued their power-play dominance against the Predators by scoring on consecutive chances late in the period.

Pettersson was credited with his ninth when his shot from the point deflected off a Nashville stick and past Rinne with 3:26 left in the first. Pettersson has four goals in five career games against the Predators.

Two minutes later, Graovac tipped in an Alexander Edler shot to give Vancouver a 2-1 advantage.

Nashville leveled the game at 2-2 when Jarnkrok one-timed a Mikael Granlund pass with a power-play blast past at 4:56 of the second period.

Vancouver, though, made it 6-for-6 on the power play against the Predators this season at 7:07 into the second. Miller was the recipient after his shot was again deflected off a Predator to make it 3-2. Boeser scored with 1:55 left in the second, and Horvat's goal 27 seconds later concluded the power-play barrage.

Matt Duchene, off a Jarnkrok assist, cut Nashville's deficit to two with 11:29 left in regulation. Pearson added a late short-handed, empty-netter for the Canucks.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Nashville
Elias Pettersson 3 Points Calle Jarnkrok 2
Elias Pettersson 1 Goals Calle Jarnkrok 1
Quinn Hughes 3 Assists Mikael Granlund 2
Elias Pettersson 1 Power Play Goals Calle Jarnkrok 1
Tanner Pearson 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .938 Save Percentage Juuse Saros 1.000
Jacob Markstrom 45 Saves Pekka Rinne 12
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 23 6 5-6 5-6 12 37
Nashville 48 3 1-6 1-6 12 36
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Predators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .462 after a loss.