The Nashville Predators rallied from two goals down in the 3rd period to force overtime and eventually win 3-2 in a shootout. Trailing 2-0 midway through the 3rd period, the Predators got goals from James Neal (29) and Filip Forsberg (31) just 1:12 seconds apart to tie the game 2-2 with 6:52 left in regulation.
The game ended up going to overtime with Nashville getting the most chances including a 4 on 3 power play in the last 1:59, but neither team scored setting up a shootout.
Nashville got goals from Ryan Johansen and Craig Smith, and Pekka Rinne allowed a goal by Jared McCann, but stopped the last shot of Bo Horvat of Vancouver for the win. The Preds are 4-1 in shootouts this year.
The game was played before the club’s 31st sellout of the year setting a franchise record.
Nashville is now on a nine-game point home point streak, having posted a 6-0-3 record in that span. The club has not fallen in regulation at Bridgestone Arena since Feb. 9 (vs. Washington).
Colin Wilson recorded his 200th career point on his assist on James Neal’s goal.
Ryan Ellis recorded his 100th career point with his assist on Filip Forsberg’s goal.
Nashville is now 7-0-2 on home ice against the Pacific Division this season.
Nashville has played in 36 one-goal games, earning points in 29 of those contests (16-7-13 record).