NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Kesler scored two goals and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday.
Derek Roy, Jason Garrison, and Alex Burrows also scored for Vancouver, which has won 5 of its past six.
Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Jannik Hansen each had a pair of assists.
Nick Spaling and Bobby Butler scored for the Predators, who have lost a franchise-high seven consecutive games. They have won just once in their past 11 games.
Monday's loss eliminated the Predators from postseason contention. Nashville had qualified for the playoffs in 7 of the past eight seasons.
Prior to the singing of the national anthems, a moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
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