James Neal was not about to downplay the importance of Nashville's three-game winning streak.
"We're fighting to play for a Stanley Cup here. And right now with how tight the West is, you have to do anything you can to grab points to get into the playoffs," he said. "That's where our team is at."
Neal scored late in the third period Tuesday night to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks that left Nashville one point behind Minnesota and Colorado for a wild-card spot.