Late goal lifts Predators over Bruins

– Viktor Arvidsson scored with 4:56 left, Roman Josi had two goals and the Nashville Predators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night.

Nashville won for only the third time in its past seven games.

Kevan Miller and Loui Eriksson scored for Boston. The Bruins had collected at least one point in each of their past eight games (6-0-2).

Highlights

•HAT TRICK LEADS CANUCKS: Radim Vrbata had a hat trick and Ryan Miller made 32 saves, leading the Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Sabres in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks ended a five-game losing streak.

•EXPANSION STILL BEING STUDIED: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there is no timetable for the league to decide on expansion applications from Las Vegas and Quebec City. Bettman spoke Monday in Pebble Beach, Calif., after the league's executive committee reviewed presentations from the two cities and then presented that information to the Board of Governors.

•Bettman also gave the board a preliminary projection for next season's salary cap, saying it likely would be somewhere between where it is this season at $71.4 million and an increase of about $3 million.

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