Preds shutout in BC; playoffs near impossible

After back-to-back losses Tueday and Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators see their postseason hopes dim greatly. According to SportsClubStats.com, it is virtually impossible for the Predators to head to the playoffs as their chance at getting in lowers to 0.1%.

It is safe to say it is time to look to the offseason. 

Wednesday's loss came from the hands of a struggling Vancouver Canucks team at Rogers Arena. Two uick goals 1:13 apart in the third period notch Vancouver a 2-0 victory. Nicklas Jensen scored high glove side from the top of the circle at 6:06, then Alexander Edler tallied off a one-timer on the power play at 7:19. 

Pekka Rinne rode the pine in British Columbia after being pulled Tuesday in Nashville's 5-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. In net was Carter Hutton, who made 20 saves on 22 shots. Hutton's best save came in the second period, robbing Dan Hamhuis with his right leg on a rebound opportunity from Alexandre Burrow's wrap-around attempt. 

Unable to get any scoring support, Hutton's record fell to 15-11-4. 

Eddie Lack made 30 saves in the shutout, putting Nashville tied for first with Buffalo in times being shutout with 9.

Not only did the Predators not walk away with two points, they will head to Calgary with an injured center. At 12:18 of the first period, Paul Gaustad left the game with an upper body injury and did not return. 

Now on a three-game losing streak, their three-game win streak last week means nothing now. 

Scoring Summary

G Per Time Str Team Goal Scorer Assist Assist NSH on Ice VAN on Ice
1 3 6:06 EV VAN 46 N.JENSEN(3) 33 H.SEDIN(35) 2 D.HAMHUIS(13) 61213173059 2514313346
2 3 7:19 PP VAN 23 A.EDLER(6) 3 K.BIEKSA(20) 33 H.SEDIN(36) 612243059 32023313346
 

Goaltending Stats

NASHVILLE PREDATORS TOI GOALS-SHOTS AGAINST
EV PP SH TOT 1 2 3 TOT
30 G HUTTON, CARTER 51:09 08:00 00:05 59:14 0-7 0-11 2-4 2-22
35 G RINNE, PEKKA                
  EMPTY NET 00:46 00:00 00:00 00:46        
TEAM TOTALS  51:55 08:00 00:05 60:00 0-7 0-11 2-4 2-22
 
VANCOUVER CANUCKS TOI GOALS-SHOTS AGAINST
EV PP SH TOT 1 2 3 TOT
31 G LACK, EDDIE 51:55 00:05 08:00 60:00 0-14 0-9 0-7 0-30
35 G MARKSTROM, JACOB                
TEAM TOTALS  51:55 00:05 08:00 60:00 0-14 0-9 0-7 0-30
 

Player Statistics

NASHVILLE PREDATORS G A P +/- PN PIM TOI S A/B MS HT GV TK BS FW FL F%
TOT SHF AVG PP SH EV
3 D JONES, SETH             17:29 22 00:47 03:01 00:00 14:28   1       1        
4 D ELLIS, RYAN             20:03 27 00:44 03:00 00:00 17:03 3 2 1 2 1   1      
6 D WEBER, SHEA       -1     25:52 33 00:47 04:58 00:05 20:49 2 1 2 1 2          
7 C CULLEN, MATT             17:16 21 00:49 04:32 00:00 12:44 2             4 2 67
12 C FISHER, MIKE       -1     19:33 23 00:51 04:04 00:05 15:24 2 1   2 1   1 14 5 74
13 C SPALING, NICK       -1     16:51 23 00:43 02:28 00:00 14:23 5     2     1      
15 C SMITH, CRAIG             22:08 24 00:55 03:45 00:00 18:23     1 4   1        
17 R EAVES, PATRICK       -1     09:43 12 00:48 00:00 00:00 09:43     1 1   1        
24 L NYSTROM, ERIC             16:02 21 00:45 00:00 00:05 15:57 3 2   2     1 0 1 0
25 L STALBERG, VIKTOR             15:32 22 00:42 01:04 00:00 14:28 2     1            
27 R HORNQVIST, PATRIC             15:37 20 00:46 04:39 00:00 10:58 6   2              
28 C GAUSTAD, PAUL             04:57 5 00:59 00:00 00:00 04:57 1     2   1 2 1 1 50
33 C WILSON, COLIN             17:42 21 00:50 03:28 00:00 14:14 1             6 6 50
42 D EKHOLM, MATTIAS             15:59 24 00:39 00:00 00:00 15:59   2         1      
57 L BOURQUE, GABRIEL             14:31 23 00:37 00:00 00:00 14:31 2 1   1            
59 D JOSI, ROMAN       -1     26:04 34 00:46 05:01 00:05 20:58   1     1 2 1      
64 D BARTLEY, VICTOR         1 2 14:33 20 00:43 00:00 00:00 14:33       2   1 2      
84 C SISSONS, COLTON             10:49 14 00:46 00:00 00:00 10:49 1             1 4 20
30 G HUTTON, CARTER                                 2          
35 G RINNE, PEKKA                                            
TEAM TOTALS 0 0 0 -5 1 2             30 11 7 20 7 7 10 26 19 58
 
 
VANCOUVER CANUCKS G A P +/- PN PIM TOI S A/B MS HT GV TK BS FW FL F%
TOT SHF AVG PP SH EV
2 D HAMHUIS, DAN   1 1 +1     25:42 25 01:01 00:00 05:01 20:41 2 1   1 1 1 2      
3 D BIEKSA, KEVIN   1 1       22:40 27 00:50 00:05 03:18 19:17 1 1 1 2   2        
5 D GARRISON, JASON       +1     24:02 24 01:00 00:00 04:42 19:20       1 1   3      
6 D WEBER, YANNICK             13:18 19 00:42 00:00 00:00 13:18 2 1   1            
7 L BOOTH, DAVID         1 2 16:41 19 00:52 00:00 00:00 16:41 1 3 2 2 1          
9 R KASSIAN, ZACK             16:41 18 00:55 00:00 00:00 16:41 3   1 4   1   1 0 100
14 L BURROWS, ALEXANDRE       +1     13:25 22 00:36 00:00 02:18 11:07 1   1 1     1      
15 R RICHARDSON, BRAD             19:33 24 00:48 00:00 04:44 14:49   1 1 2     1 8 8 50
18 D STANTON, RYAN             13:15 18 00:44 00:00 00:27 12:48 1 1 1   1   1      
20 L HIGGINS, CHRIS         1 2 20:41 26 00:47 00:05 04:02 16:34 2   1 2     1      
21 C DALPE, ZAC             06:14 8 00:46 00:00 00:00 06:14 1   1 1     1      
23 D EDLER, ALEXANDER 1   1   1 2 21:11 28 00:45 00:05 02:32 18:34 4 2 1 3     1      
27 C MATTHIAS, SHAWN         1 2 16:30 23 00:43 00:00 02:19 14:11 1     2   1   6 7 46
29 L SESTITO, TOM             06:40 9 00:44 00:00 00:00 06:40       2            
33 C SEDIN, HENRIK   2 2 +1     16:56 23 00:44 00:05 00:57 15:54         1     2 5 29
36 R HANSEN, JANNIK             17:34 23 00:45 00:00 01:40 15:54 1   1 2 1     0 2 0
45 C SCHROEDER, JORDAN             07:02 9 00:46 00:00 00:00 07:02 1             2 4 33
46 L JENSEN, NICKLAS 1   1 +1     13:36 21 00:38 00:05 00:00 13:31 1         1        
31 G LACK, EDDIE                                            
35 G MARKSTROM, JACOB                                            
TEAM TOTALS 2 4 6 +5 4 8             22 10 11 26 6 6 11 19 26 42
 
G=Goals A=Assists P=Points +/-=Plus/Minus PN=Number of Penalties PIM=Penalty Minutes TOI=Time On Ice SHF=# of Shifts AVG=Average Time/Shift S=Shots on Goal A/B=Attempts Blocked MS=Missed Shots HT=Hits Given GV=Giveaways TK=Takeaways BS=Blocked Shots FW=Faceoffs Won FL=Faceoffs Lost F%=Faceoff Win Percentage PP=Power Play SH=Short Handed EV=Even Strength OT=Overtime TOT=Total
 

My Three Stars

1. Eddie Lack: 30 saves

2. Carter Hutton: 20 saves

3. Nicklas Jensen: Goal

Line Up Report

Predators scratches: Del Zotto and Clune

Predators starters: Nystrom, Wilson, Smith, Weber, Josi and Hutton

Canucks scratches: Tanev, Kesler, Zalewski and Archibald

Canucks starters: Burrows, Sedin, Jensen, Bieksa, Edler and Lack

Game Summary

Roster Report

Event Summary

Time on Ice – NSH

Time on Ice – VAN

Faceoffs Report

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