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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Rookie call-up Nicklas Jensen scored his third goal in seven NHL games, leading the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.

Jensen has three goals and two assists since being promoted from Utica of the American Hockey League on March 7, is rejuvenating the Canucks' top line.

Since the right winger's arrival, left winger Alex Burrows has five goals and four assists in his seven games, and center Henrik Sedin, with two assists Wednesday, has a goal and five assists.

Before the recent surge, Burrows had not scored in 35 games, and he suffered through two major injuries that kept him out of 32 games.

He left Wednesday's game after Jensen scored the game's first goal at 6:06 of the third period after being on the receiving end of a wicked slash to the hand area by Nashville defenseman Shea Weber.

Burrows dropped his stick and glove, skated to the bench holding his hand and wincing, then left for treatment in the medical room.

He returned to the bench at 13:00 of the third.

The Canucks were 4-of-4 on the penalty kill, a category they led until January.

Jansen opened the scoring at 6:06 of the third period off assists from Henrik Sedin and defenseman Dan Hamphuis. Defenseman Alex Edler blew a one-timer past Nashville goalie Carter Hutton at 7:14 of the third to make it 2-0 on a rare Canucks power-play goal.

Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack stopped all 30 shots he faced. Hutton made 20 saves.

Vancouver's offense was ranked second worst in the NHL heading into the game, averaging 2.2 goals a game. Nashville's was fifth worst at 2.38, and the play reflected that.

The playoffs are little more than a mirage for each team: The Predators (29-31-10) are given a 0.3 percent chance of making the Stanley Cup tournament, the Canucks a 1.4 percent chance by sportsclubstats.com.

The 10th-place Canucks (32-30-10) moved within two points of eighth-place Phoenix in the playoff hunt, but both the Coyotes and the ninth-place Dallas Stars have games in hand over Vancouver.

Canucks center Brad Richardson returned after missing seven games with an injury.

NOTES: Predators C Paul Gaustad went down awkwardly under Canucks D Alex Edler 12:18 into the first period and left the game with an upper-body injury. ... Nashville's Shea Weber, with 44 points and 9-22-31 his past 39 games, is one of four defensemen who leads his team in scoring. The Predators are 12-1-2 when Weber scores a goal. ... Weber is the only player in the NHL to have more than 100 hits, 100 blocked shots and 10 goals. ... The Canucks' penalty kill, which led the league with a kill percentage in the 80s until January, allowed 24 goals in 99 kills since giving up six power-play goals at Anaheim on Jan. 15. The game before, the Canucks killed all seven Los Angeles power plays. ... Canucks D Chris Tanev is done for the season after blocking a shot with his hand Monday at Tampa Bay.

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