Despite Loss, Rinne Impressive With 33 Saves
Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne made 33 saves. Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo made 26 saves, including a pad save on Joel Ward’s shot with 26 seconds remaining.
The Canucks (31-10-9), hardly the aggressor through the first period with four shots, fired 31 shots through the final two periods.
The Predators (27-17-6) finished their defining month of January with a 9-4-0 record despite playing 10 games on the road. The Predators head into this weekend’s All-Star break with the fourth-best points total (60) in the Western Conference. Nashville will play 21 of their final 32 games at home.