Five thing about Tuesday night’s game…
- Shea Weber and Scott Hannan collided with each other near center ice in the third period. Weber struggled to hop back on Nashville’s bench after that play but did not miss a shift.
- Gabriel Bourque saved what would have been the game-winning goal for the Sharks in overtime. The puck was sliding toward the goal line, but Bourque was able to get to it and clear it away just in time for the Predators. It was yet another example of Bourque’s nightly contribution to the team.
“We have a lot of trust in him as you can see playing in overtime,” said Predators defenseman Kevin Klein. “He saved a goal there, which was awesome, and then he got it out. It’s the little things like that. The little details that he does really well.”
-The Predators had to kill off 41 seconds of a 5-on-3 disadvantage and were able to do so. It was a huge moment in the game that really swung momentum Nashville’s way.
“If you don’t score on the 5-on-3, usually the team that kills it off gets momentum. I don’t know what the stats are on it, but just as coaches it feels like about 75 percent of the time if you kill that off, you’re winning that hockey game at some point,” said Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz.
- Colin Wilson’s game-winning goal in overtime was his fourth goal of the season, which gives him the team lead for goals with four and points with eight.
- Tuesday night marked the 18th consecutive sellout for the Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville’s attendance troubles seem to be a very distant memory.
Three stars from Tuesday night’s game…
1. Pekka Rinne, NSH…Rinne was simply sensational in net for the Predators all game long. He stopped all 25 shots he faced to earn his second shutout in his last three starts.
2. Antti Niemi, SJS… Niemi was great in net as well for the Sharks. He stopped 24 of 25 shots and helped the Sharks earn a point on the road.
3. Colin Wilson, NSH… Wilson score the game-winning overtime goal for the Predators to boost them to their third home win of the season.