Vancouver Canucks: Get ready for the Canucks-Avalanche rivalry to begin boiling. After Colorado's Steve Moore elbowed Vancouver captain Markus Naslund in the head Monday, Canucks coach Marc Crawford was steaming mad at the officials and the Avs rookie despite winning 1-0.
Colorado Avalanche: Crawford wasn't the only one upset at the officiating Monday. Colorado center Peter Forsberg was hounded all night by Canucks pest Jarkko Ruutu and ended up with just as many penalty minutes as the feisty Finn.
Nashville Predators: In the midst of a slump and in danger of falling out of the Western Conference playoff race, Nashville got the kind of boost it needed Monday when the Predators acquired Steve Sullivan from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for two draft picks. The hard-working little forward should fit right in on the feisty Predators.