Nashville Predators rookie sensation Filip Forsberg scored the 1:54 into overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 win over the Eastern Conference powerhouse Montreal Canadiens. The game featured the top two goalies in the NHL in the Predators Pekka Rinne and Montreal’s Carey Price. Currently Price is the odds-on favorite for the NHL’s Vizena trophy that goes to the league’s top goalie. Price leads the league in wins, save percentage, goals against average (GAA) , and shutouts. Rinne has been having an award winning season as well and has been getting MVP talk around the league. Price stopped 28 shots of the 31 he faced while Rinne stopped 27 of 29.
The Predators got on the board first with a beautiful goal by Mattias Ekholm (6) who scored from his knees past Price, and the Predators led 1-0 after the 1st. Montreal got two goals in the 2nd period, the first from Brendan Gallagher (22) and then from David Desharnais (13), and the Canadiens led 2-1 after the 2nd.