Final OT

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Vancouver leads 3-0

Game 1: Wednesday, November 5th
Game 2: Tuesday, December 16th
Game 3: Sunday, January 25th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 16th

Predators 2

(33-26-3, 80 pts)

Canucks 2

(37-22-4, 88 pts)

10:00 PM ET, March 16, 2004

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
NSH 1 0 1 02
VAN 2 0 0 02

R. Kesler (Canucks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Hall (Predators - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Cooke (Canucks - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Nashville (33-26-10-3) at Vancouver (37-22-9-4) 10:00 pm EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Nashville Predators hope to end a five-game winless skid Tuesday night as they visit the Vancouver Canucks.

Since posting a 9-4 win at Pittsburgh on March 4, the Predators are 0-2-2-1 to match their longest skid of the season. Nashville has 10 games left and is tied with Los Angeles for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Predators have let third-period leads slip away in their last two games. They blew leads of 3-1 and 4-3 and settled for a 4-4 tie vs. Calgary on Saturday and blew another third-period lead in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss at Detroit.

Jeremy Stevenson and Denis Arkhipov scored for Nashville, which is trying to avoid a lengthy slide down the stretch for the second straight season. Last season, the Predators moved into contention in early March but finished the campaign on a 15-game winless streak.

Vancouver trails Colorado by six points in the Northwest Division, is just 2-3-2 in its last seven games and is coming off a 2-1 home loss vs. Ottawa.

On Saturday, Vancouver lost for the first time since learning All-Star Todd Bertuzzi would be suspended for the rest of the season and entire playoffs for his hit on Colorado's Steve Moore on March 8.

Rookie Pat Kavanagh scored the lone goal as Vancouver fell to 0-2-1 in its last three home games.

The Canucks have won four in a row over the Predators.