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Thursday, January 13, 2000
Canucks 4, Predators 3, OT
Messier gives Canucks OT victory
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mark Messier scored with 1:31 left in overtime and Garth Snow made 48 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Snow, pulled briefly in the first period after giving up two goals on the first seven shots, stopped all 20 in the third period and overtime.
Messier connected from the right circle on a snap-wrister for his 616th career goal, giving the Canucks just their fourth win in 22 games and ending Nashville's club-record home unbeaten streak at six.
Vancouver's Donald Brashear tied it 3-3 at 5:42 of the third from the right circle.
The Predators missed a good scoring chance when Snow robbed Ville Peltonen with a glove save with 6:37 left in regulation.
Nashville's Vitali Yachmenev put the Predators ahead 3-2 at 14:55 of the second. He fired a wrist shot through Snow's pads from the left circle.
Nashville jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Patric Kjellberg scored from the right circle at 1:34, and Sebastien Bordeleau put Nashville up 2-0 on the rebound of Scott Walker's shot at 5:25.
Vancouver's Trent Klatt scored a power-play goal off Messier's drop pass to make it 2-1 at 15:09. Peter Schaefer tied it at 19:10, beating Mike Dunham with a high shot.
NHL FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 2 0 1 1 4 NASHVILLE 2 1 0 0 3 FINAL IN OT GOAL SCORING: 1ST PRD: NAS - PATRIC KJELLBERG 13 (DAVID LEGWAND, CLIFF RONNING) 1:34 NAS - SEBASTIEN BORDELEAU 3 (SCOTT WALKER, TOM FITZGERALD) 5:25 VAN - (PP) TRENT KLATT 1 (MARK MESSIER, MATTIAS OHLUND) 15:09 VAN - PETER SCHAEFER 11 (TRENT KLATT, ARTEM CHUBAROV) 19:10 2ND PRD: NAS - VITALI YACHMENEV 4 (SERGEI KRIVOKRASOV) 14:55 3RD PRD: VAN - DONALD BRASHEAR 7 (MURRAY BARON, HARRY YORK) 5:42 OT: VAN - MARK MESSIER 6 (ARTEM CHUBAROV, ADRIAN AUCOIN) 3:29 POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: VAN - 1 OF 4, NAS - 0 OF 2. SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VAN 6 10 14 3 33 NAS 13 18 18 2 51 GOALIES: VAN - GARTH SNOW, FELIX POTVIN(5:25,1ST), GARTH SNOW(5:42,1ST) NAS - MIKE DUNHAM OFFICIALS: REF - TROTTIER, WATSON LIN - NOWAK, SERICOLO ATT: 15,910