Predators thump Canucks in Vancouver

15 December 2017 03:47:59 GMTPlus10

The Nashville Predators continued to maintain the pressure of the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division on Wednesday with a 7-1 rout of the Canucks at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

P.K. Subban scored twice and there were also goals for Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Calle Jarnkrok as Nashville scored a season high.

There's no rest for the Predators either as they are straight back on the ice in Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Thursday. The road swing concludes on Saturday in Calgary against the Flames before Nashville returns home to the Bridgestone Arena to welcome in the Winnipeg Jets.

While the Predators have scored seven once this season, and did so twice last year, the Jets have already lit the lamp for seven goals three times this season against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild and the Vegas Golden Knights.

Last time out on Monday, coincidently also against the Canucks, Winnipeg could "only" manage five as the rolled to a comfortable 5-1 triumph.

The Jets' 107 goals lead the Western Conference and the scary thought is that this is a team that has nowhere near reached their potential.

Winnipeg hosts the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday before heading to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for the front end of a back-to-back, home and home series with the Blues. With the Predators to follow in Nashville on Tuesday, this could well be a very instructive series of games to see just how good the Jets can become.

The Predators are 5000.00 to win the Stanley Cup and the Jets are priced at 5000.00.

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