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Seth Jones scores in 3rd period and Nashville Predators edge Vancouver Canucks 2-1

  • Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, left, gets the puck past Nashville Predators' Seth Jones during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo)

    Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, left, gets the puck past Nashville Predators' Seth Jones during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton, left, deflects the puck over the net and away from Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo)

    Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton, left, deflects the puck over the net and away from Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, from left to right, Chris Higgins, Dale Weise, Dan Hamhuis and Chris Tanev celebrate Higgins' goal against the Nashville Predators during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday Jan, 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, from left to right, Chris Higgins, Dale Weise, Dan Hamhuis and Chris Tanev celebrate Higgins' goal against the Nashville Predators during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday Jan, 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Seth Jones scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play in the third period and the Nashville Predators defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Thursday night.

Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, and Carter Hutton made 33 saves as the Predators picked up their fourth victory in the past five outings.

Chris Higgins scored for Vancouver, which got 24 stops from Roberto Luongo.

The Canucks, who still hold down the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference, had their two-game winning streak end.

Down 1-0 after two periods, Nashville tied it at 3:28 of the third when Smith ripped a shot past Luongo from the faceoff dot off a pass from Nick Spaling for his team-leading 16th goal of the season.