Photos: Canucks bitten by Predators

 

The Canucks skated into Nashville with two big problems: they couldn't score, and they couldn't hold a lead. The latter issue came back to bite them as they saw the Predators erase a two-goal deficit and come out on top in the shootout.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)</div>
 

Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Photograph by: Mark Humphrey, AP

 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) blocks a shot by Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)</div>
Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) celebrates after scoring a goal against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Predators is Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland.
Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators collides with Yannick Weber #6 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 24:  Alex Biega #55 of the Vancouver Canucks skates against Colin Wilson #33 of the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jannik Hansen #36 of the Vancouver Canucks shoots just wide of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Barret Jackman #5 of the Nashville Predators skates against Jared McCann #91 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.
Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks ties up the stick of Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dan Hamhuis #2, Jake Virtanen #18 and Sven Baertschi #47 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat, second from left, celebrates with Jake Virtanen (18); Sven Baertschi (47), of the Czech Republic; and Dan Hamhuis (2) after Horvat scored a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.
Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators collides with Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Miikka Salomaki #20 of the Nashville Predators battles Linden Vey #7 of the Vancouver Canucks for the puck during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Vancouver Canucks left wing Alex Burrows (14) lands on Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, as Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, chases the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.
Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators falls between Nikita Tryamkin #88 and Ben Hutton #27 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Matt Bartkowski #44 of the Vancouver Canucks and Colton Sissons #10 of the Nashville Predators battle along the boards during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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