Preds Rally Late to Beat Vancouver 3-2 in Shootout

Posted on Mar 24 2016 - 10:31pm by Mike Strasinger
The Predators Craig Smith scores the game-winning goal past Vancouver's Ryan Miller in a shootout

The Predators Craig Smith scores the game-winning goal past Vancouver’s Ryan Miller in a shootout

Nashville, Tn

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).

With the win, the Predators are just two points behind the Chicago Blackhawks in the Central Division for 3rd place.

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