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Lack makes 30 saves, Canucks get goals from Jensen, Edler in 3rd to beat Predators 2-0

  • Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella gestures on the bench during third period of an NHL hockey action against the Nashville Predators in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella gestures on the bench during third period of an NHL hockey action against the Nashville Predators in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, left, roughs up Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson, left, roughs up Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, left, and goalie Eddie Lack, both of Sweden, celebrate their 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, left, and goalie Eddie Lack, both of Sweden, celebrate their 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.

The Canucks posted their fourth win in seven games but remained in 10th place in the Western Conference while pulling within three points of eighth-place Phoenix. The win was timely, because Vancouver remained a point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, who beat Colorado earlier Wednesday night.

Nashville is in 12th place, dropping five points behind the Jets.

Lack earned his fourth shutout of the season, tops among NHL rookies, even though the Predators enjoyed a 30-22 edge in shots.