Scott Hartnell scored two goals and added an assist and Tomas Vokoun and Chris Mason combined to stop 34 shots in the Nashville Predators' 6-0 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks last night.
Vokoun made 21 saves in the first two periods before sitting out the third because of a sprained wrist. Darcy Hordichuk, Alexander Radulov, Marek Zidlicky, and Shea Weber added goals for the Predators.
Vancouver backup goalie Dany Sabourin gave up five of the six goals.
He was benched at 12:37 mark of the second period, with Roberto Luongo playing the rest of the period. Sabourin returned to play the scoreless third.
The Predators took a 2-0 lead in the first 4:31, then added four more goals in the second period, including two by Hartnell.
With a power-play goal in the second period Wednesday night against Colorado, Anaheim's Teemu Selanne became the 36th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal milestone, but the Ducks lost in a shootout to the host Avalanche, 3-2.
Colorado's Joe Sakic scored the lone goal in the shootout.
In other late games, it was: Phoenix 3, New Jersey 1; Dallas 1, Nashville 0; Calgary 4, Chicago 1; and San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3.
At Glendale, Ariz., Dave Scatchard, Derek Morris and Owen Nolan scored for Phoenix, and Ladislav Nagy had two assists. The Coyotes limited New Jersey to 15 shots on goal.
At Dallas, Jeff Halpern scored into an open net at 4:11 of the third period for the winner.
At Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored twice to lift the Flames.
At San Jose, Calif., Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and two assists for the Sharks.