Canucks forward Ryan Kesler is taking over at the wrong place and the wrong time as far as the Predators are concerned. And the consequences have become dire.
Kesler scored his second straight game-winning goal of this playoff series and Vancouver took a 4-2 victory over Nashville in Game 4 on Thursday.
The Canucks took a commanding 3-1 series lead by sweeping two games in front of another sellout crowd at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators must win Game 5 at Vancouver on Saturday to stave off elimination.