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VANCOUVER Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Authentic , British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks used their last game against the Florida Panthers as motivation for Sunday’s rematch.“We’ve got some bad blood with them,” Vancouver defenseman Ben Hutton said. “Obviously, everyone knows that.”When the teams last met in October, Vancouver’s star rookie Elias Pettersson was the victim of a controversial hit by Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson. No penalty was called and Pettersson ended up missing two weeks with a concussion.The Canucks tried to outwork Florida, and Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists as Vancouver defeated the Panthers 5-1.“We wanted to come out and play hard,” said Hutton, who scored the eventual game-winner. “Play within the rules, but play hard. And make sure everyone knows that you can’t really mess with one of us.”Matheson — who was handed a two-game suspension by the league for the hit — was challenged to drop the gloves several times, but didn’t give in. Every time he touched the puck, loud boos rained down from the Vancouver crowd.Vancouver defenseman Erik Gudbranson said his team was good about not crossing the line with Matheson.“You don’t want to do anything stupid in a one-goal game,” he said. “Guys tried, tried early. But at a certain point Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Authentic , if he’s not willing to do it, that’s on him. We’ve got to go and win two points.”Instead, Gudbranson went head-to-head with Florida’s Michael Healy, exchanging blows for nearly a minute near the end of the first period.“Hockey’s still hockey. The blood boils,” Gudbranson said. “And it was a good showing by our team.”Canucks coach Travis Green said he didn’t encourage his team to bring extra intensity to Sunday’s matchup.“I never talked about it once and I don’t know if they talked about it as a team, but I thought they responded exactly how you should — won the game,” he said. “No one did anything cheap or dirty and that’s it, end of story.”Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists for Vancouver.Midway through the second period, the left-winger picked off a pass from Mike Hoffman at the Panthers’ blue line and drove into the offensive zone. Eriksson finished with a wrist shot that beat Florida netminder Roberto Luongo.He admitted that scoring has been tough lately, so finding the net was a relief.“It hasn’t come easy. So all you can do is just work hard and just keep working. And things will turn around,” Eriksson said. “It was definitely nice to score that one tonight. And now on to the next one.”Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle had empty-net goals for the Canucks. Markus Granlund added a goal, scoring with just 11 seconds left.Frank Vatrano scored for the Panthers. Florida has lost six games in a row.“We had some guys Winnipeg Jets Hats Authentic , especially some of our big guys, have very average if not below-average games and you can’t win hockey games that way,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said.Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 shots, and Luongo had 31 saves.Despite playing for the visitors, the former Canucks netminder received raucous cheers of “Louuuu!” from the crowd every time he stopped the puck.“It’s always nice to come back here and fans are great,” said Luongo, who played eight seasons with the Canucks before he was traded to Florida in 2014. “It’s always special; it will always hold a special place in my heart.”NOTES: Pettersson missed the rematch with a knee injury he suffered in a game against Montreal earlier this month. … Panthers center Nick Bjugstad returned to the lineup Sunday after missing 16 games with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTPanthers: At Montreal on Tuesday.Canucks: Host Edmonton on Wednesday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators took care of several issues Tuesday night at the expense of the Arizona Coyotes.None meant more than ending their power-play woes, if only for one night.Filip Forsberg ended an 0-for-34 power-play drought as part of Nashville’s three-goal second period, and the Predators beat the Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid at home.“We’ve been having a lot of good looks lately, but at the end of the day, it’s about scoring goals and we were fortunate to do that tonight Custom Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ,” Forsberg said. “I think we played well enough to have a couple more on the power play as well, but we will take one for tonight.”Roman Josi scored an empty-net goal with 2:50 left and had two assists, Ryan Ellis had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok each had goals.Pekka Rinne made 24 saves as Nashville avoided being swept by Arizona this season, though the Coyotes did take the series 2-1.The Predators hadn’t scored on the man advantage since Jan. 9 in a win at Chicago and not at home since a loss to the Rangers on Dec. 29. They went 1 for 5 against Arizona.“We had a lot of looks and a lot of opportunities,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “I thought that there could have been more than one . a couple of miscues on the shot, a couple of big saves, a couple couldn’t find their way in. Fil made a terrific shot coming in on his.”Vinnie Hinostroza and Derek Stepan scored for Arizona, which finished a six-game swing with a fourth straight loss.The Coyotes played their second game in as many nights without eight regulars due to injuries, and Calvin Pickard started in his 100th career NHL game with goalie Darcy Kuemper day-to-day with an upper body injury and made 42 saves.(He) was by far our best player tonight and kept us in and gave us a chance,” Stepan said. “That’s all you ask from your goaltender. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have the extra magic that we needed.”These teams hadn’t met since the end of November, and Nashville managed only a goal in the two losses to Arizona.The Coyotes’ luck appeared to continue as Pickard made a stop on Forsberg late in the first period with the puck bouncing off his head and over the net www.officialknightsproshop.com , then the Coyotes went the other way with Hinostroza beating Rinne with a wrister from the slot at 16:59.Arizona had a 5-on-3 for 41 seconds in the first minute of the second period after Nashville captain Roman Josi cleared the puck over the glass, hitting a child behind the penalty box. The child walked out on his own with his family a few minutes later, and Nashville killed the penalties. Then Smith scored his 15th goal this season and first in a month on a wrister off a rebound at 2:58, tying it up for Nashville.“The 5-on-3 has actually killed us the last couple of games,” Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said.The Predators, who came in with a lengthy scoring drought with the man advantage, failed to convert on their first two power plays to extend the skid to 0 of 34. Hinostroza went to the box for holding Predators forward Kevin Fiala, and Nashville finally converted. Josi found Forsberg, whose wrister from the top of the right circle beat Pickard’s glove at 7:45 for a 2-1 lead against what had been the NHL’s stingiest on the penalty kill.Then Ellis made it 3-1 at 13:37 of the period off a rebound as Nashville outshot the Coyotes 19-6 in the second.NOTES: Nashville improved to 9-16-3 when allowing the first goal this season and 6-12-2 when trailing after one. The Predators are 26-2-0 when leading after two periods … Arizona had only allowed 22 power-play goals this season, fewest in the NHL.UP NEXTCoyotes: Host Columbus on Thursday night.Predators: Host Dallas on Thursday night.