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Tuesday, December 3rd (All times Eastern)

Vancouver Canucks (14-10-5) at Nashville Predators (13-11-3), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - After a rough start to their weekend, the Vancouver Canucks were able to secure a hard-fought victory that left head coach John Tortorella pleased.

The Canucks look to conclude a four-game road trip with another victory on Tuesday night as they visit the Nashville Predators.

After beginning its swing with a victory in Ottawa, Vancouver dropped a 5-2 decision to the New York Rangers on Saturday in John Tortorella's return to the Big Apple.

The Canucks didn't get much rest after that emotional battle as they made a quick turnaround to visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Vancouver was able to secure just its third victory in 11 games (3-5-3) with a 3-2 decision over the Hurricanes.

Ryan Kesler and Tom Sestito scored in the first period for the Canucks before the 'Canes tied the game early in the second on goals just 10 seconds apart.

Kesler, though, netted his second goal of the game less than a minute later and backup Eddie Lack notched 29 saves in the win.

"We had a tiny lapse there in the second period, but we closed it out. Good win for us," said Kesler.

Tortorella agreed, especially after his club held Carolina scoreless on its six power-play chances.

"For us, playing a back-to-back, it was a good wake-up call," Tortorella said. "It's about getting tougher, grabbing a hold of ourselves and finding a way."

Vancouver will play the first of five straight at home starting on Friday and should have Roberto Luongo in net for the finale of this road trip. He is 15-12-0 with three ties, three shutouts and a 2.23 goals against average in his career versus the Predators.

Nashville is 5-2-1 in its last eight games and is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Rookie Marek Mazanec made 22 saves, bested for the game-tying goal with 6:54 to go in regulation before yielding the lone shootout tally.

Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson scored in regulation, though Wilson had a few chances to score in overtime and failed to convert. That included a breakaway with less than a minute to go in the bonus frame.

"We should have won the game, but we didn't," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We couldn't hold onto the lead."

The Preds did earn a point despite playing without a pair of defensemen in captain Shea Weber and Kevin Klein.

Weber took a puck to face in Thursday's 3-0 loss to Edmonton, while Klein is battling a lower-body issue. Neither skater is expected to play tonight.

The Canucks won all three of their meetings with the Predators a season ago and have won nine of their last 12 in Nashville.

12/03 10:41:06 ET

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Final
GT 80
NCSU 81
2nd
LOU 41
UNC 49
 
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NYR
CAR
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UVA
DUKE
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NCCU
 
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TENN 71
AUB 63
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CLEM 64
BC 49
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STJOE 75
DAVID 70
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GT 80
NCSU 81
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PITT 76
ND 72
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STJ 75
PROV 66
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UNH 63
USB 48
 
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WVU 77
TTU 58
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TEMPL 55
TULA 37
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EMICH 69
WMICH 63
 
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IOWA 63
WISC 74
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SHU 90
XAV 82
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UF 57
ARK 56
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STET 75
LIP 73
 
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ILL 60
PSU 58
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TULSA 78
SFLA 71
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INDST 64
BRAD 58
 
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MAINE 59
GTDNS 77
 
Final
LEH 89
BU 86
 
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MARQ 68
BUT 72
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DEL 71
COC 68
 
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CREI 40
GEOR 67
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CLST 76
UWGB 62
 
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NEOM 65
MAST 75
 
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LOYC 45
ILLST 48
 
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KU 68
KYST 57
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JVU 50
KNST 51
 
Final
MSST 73
LSU 67
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SHU 71
MNTER 77
 
Final
VCU 55
RICH 64
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ISU 83
TCU 66
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BING 76
MLOWELL 69
 
Final
HART 46
VERM 65
 
Final
DEP 55
VILL 68
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WAKE 73
VT 70
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UGST 74
ARKST 43
 
Final
FAM 44
COOK 61
 
Final
NDAK 80
IDST 69
 
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ARMY 71
GHND 77
 
Final
BEL 71
TENT 53
 
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TXSA 57
UAB 65
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ILLCH 65
VALPO 70
 
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DRAK 70
EVAN 65
 
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IND 72
RUTG 64
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UMO 79
BST 73
 
2nd
RMU 57
BRY 63
 
Final
WAGN 86
CCST 55
 
2nd
GWEBB 54
CCAR 60
 
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MDES 49
COPST 48
 
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RFLSH 58
FD 61
 
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RIU 42
GWU 42
 
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SCAR 51
UGA 39
 
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Terriers 66
LIU 56
 
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PAC 58
LMU 54
 
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STLU 45
UMASS 48
 
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HOW 36
MRGST 25
 
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DREX 74
UNCW 57
 
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LOU 41
UNC 49
 
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MIZZ 39
MISS 61
 
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ALCOR 35
SOUTH 24
 
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NIOWA 59
WICHS 42
 
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JMU 57
WMARY 78
 
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RAD 64
WINT 58
 
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EILL 45
SIUE 44
 
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UNCA 24
CAMP 27
 
2nd
MORE 34
EKENT 30
 
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NICST 37
INCWORD 47
 
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CMICH 50
OHIO 43
 
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TEXAM 52
VANDY 40
 
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UWMIL 20
DET 11
 
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UNCG 31
WCU 32
 
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EWASH 43
IDAHO 45
 
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DEN 11
 
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MVSU 8
JST 9
 
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MARS 9
 
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ORU 5
 
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