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For nearly a month Marc-Andre Fleury Jersey , the Nashville Predators showed they haven’t been fazed by a condensed schedule or a rash of injuries.After a hot start on the road, the Predators look to snap a four-game skid away from home when they meet the woeful Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.Nashville (19-8-1) closed November with back-to-back losses, but goes for its third straight win after beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Monday. The Predators completed a stretch of 13 games in 24 days by going 7-5-1 and sit atop the Central Division.Article continues below ...That success is more impressive considering the offensive firepower that’s been sidelined. Currently on injured reserve are Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb), P.K. Subban, Kyle Turris and Filip Forsberg — all dealing with upper-body injuries.The four injured players account for 29 of the club’s 90 goals scored.“We’re trying to play the same way,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said following the win over the Sabres. “I still think you need to be on the attack, you can’t just sit back and defend.”The Predators tallied 11 goals while winning each of their last two games in Vancouver. Laviolette remarked that his team must remain at the top of its game regardless of who is in the lineup.“For the last eight to 10 games, with a lot of key pieces out of the lineup, I just think it’s important that we stay with our identity, but we also understand there’s less room for error and we need to stay sharp Nate Schmidt Jersey ,” he said.Since Arvidsson went down on Nov. 10, Austin Watson has five goals in only 10 games. Nick Bonino and Kevin Fiala each have four in 12 and 13 games, respectively.Nashville began the 2018-19 campaign by reeling off eight straight regulation wins on the road. The club has gone 0-3-1 away from home since then and Pekka Rinne could get the call to help end the skid.The Vezina Trophy winner leads the league with a 1.81 goals-against average, and has surrendered no more than one goal in four of his last five starts at Rogers Arena.Vancouver (11-16-3) has failed to make the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and is sinking in the Pacific Division. The Canucks, who fell 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, are looking for their second win in 14 games.“Our team hasn’t got the results, and it’s hard when you don’t win, but I’ll give our team credit, they’re going out and competing. They’re not letting themselves not show up. And that’s hard when you haven’t won in a while,” coach Travis Green told the team’s official website.Over the last 13 games http://www.officialknightsproshop.com/au...nsk-jersey , no one has stood out on offense. Nioklay Goldobin, a healthy scratch against the Wild, Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte and rookie star Elias Petterson each have three goals. Vancouver is in the bottom third of the league with 2.77 goals scored per gameThe Canucks’ defense isn’t much better, yielding a total of 103 goals through 30 games.Jacob Markstrom is 0-2-1 with a. 3.70 GAA and an .895 save percentage in his career against Nashville. Anders Nilsson surrendered a career-worst seven goals in a home loss to the Predators on Dec. 13, 2017. Also, Nilsson has lost six straight starts while logging an .884 save percentage. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — With the playoffs just over a week away, the Toronto Maple Leafs know they’re running out of time to clean up their game.The Maple Leafs missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot Saturday night, falling 4-2 to the last-place Ottawa Senators. It was Toronto’s second loss in the nation’s capital in two weeks and continued a run of inconsistency.“I thought we had lots of looks Authentic Oscar Lindberg Jersey , lots of opportunities and did lots of good things,” coach Mike Babcock said. “In the end, we didn’t finish around their net enough.”The Senators’ game operations staff appeared to troll their provincial rivals in the final minute, playing the Leafs’ goal song — “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates — as Ottawa put the final touches on a victory.The Maple Leafs fell to 3-5-2 in their past 10 games.“It was a tight hockey game, obviously,” center John Tavares said. “We were doing a pretty good job generating chances, getting a lot of pucks to the net, but giving too much time and space and we just can’t give up the opportunities, especially to the middle of the ice to make it tough on our goaltenders. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just the attention to detail each and every shift.”Anthony Duclair scored twice and Craig Anderson made 42 saves for Ottawa.“I’m proud of the way we handled ourselves Reilly Smith Jersey ,” Duclair said. “It was one of those games that you’re motivated to play in with a building packed with Leafs fans.”Magnus Paajarvi and Cody Ceci also scored for the Senators.Auston Matthews and Connor Brown scored for Toronto, and Garret Sparks stopped 18 shots.Toronto overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie it in the third on goals 27 seconds apart. Matthews beat Anderson on a power play, and Brown converted off a turnover.Ceci countered for Ottawa less than two minutes later, tucking a shot just under the crossbar. Duclair added an empty-net goal.“I thought we responded in the right way (after the Maple Leafs tied it),” Anderson said. “We didn’t get down on ourselves. I think we knew that we made a mistake and gave up an odd-man rush, but the very next shift we got back to basics and got back to what was giving us some success and making it difficult for them.”NOTES: Forward Zack Smith returned to the Senators after missing three games with a back injury. Ottawa was without defenseman Mark Borowiecki because of ab upper-body injury. … Defenseman Travis Dermott returned to Toronto’s lineup after missing 14 games with a shoulder injury.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: At New York Islanders on Monday night.Senators: Host Tampa Bay on Monday night.
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