Nashville takes on Vancouver, seeks to end 3-game slide
Vancouver Canucks (17-18-3, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Nashville Predators (24-13-3, third in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators -183, Canucks +153; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville enters the matchup with Vancouver after losing three straight games.
The Predators are 16-6-1 against Western Conference opponents. Nashville averages 12.1 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the league. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 81 total minutes.
The Canucks are 9-8-3 in Western Conference play. Vancouver ranks 31st in the NHL with 33.0 shots per game and is averaging 2.5 goals.
In their last meeting on Nov. 5, Nashville won 3-2. Mikael Granlund recorded a team-high 2 points for the Predators.
TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi leads the Predators with 40 points, scoring 13 goals and adding 27 assists. Matt Duchene has four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
J.T. Miller has 38 total points while scoring 12 goals and totaling 26 assists for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes has eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 5.6 penalties and 16 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Canucks: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, three penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Dante Fabbro: out (upper body), Mattias Ekholm: out (covid-19).
Canucks: Ashton Sautner: out (covid-19), Phillip Di Giuseppe: out (covid-19), Justin Dowling: out (covid-19), Alex Chiasson: out (health protocols), Jaroslav Halak: out (covid-19), Conor Garland: day to day (undisclosed).