Canucks battle for position

HOSEA CHEUNG, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:52 AM ET

Coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary two days ago, the Canucks (27-16-2) look to build on their nine-game point streak (7-0-2) and keep Nashville from overtaking them in the standings when they host the Predators tonight at GM Place.

Rookie defenceman Evan Oberg, who made his NHL debut Saturday, was re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose yesterday as Sami Salo returns tonight after sitting out one game with a swollen eye.

The Sedins continued their torrid offensive pace Saturday, extending both their scoring streaks. Daniel now has nine points in his last five games while Henrik is on a nine-game point streak and is four points ahead of San Jose's Joe Thornton for the NHL scoring lead.

Six Preds will be in the Winter Olympics in February, led by Canadian D-man Shea Weber. The other players on Nashville joining him in Vancouver includes Martin Erat (Czech Republic), Alexander Sulzer and Marcel Goc (Germany), Patric Hornqvist (Sweden), and Ryan Suter (U.S.).

The teams split their two meetings so far this season with the Canucks winning the last one 4-1 at GM Place.


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