Flames Burn Preds 3-2 in Shootout

Posted on Oct 25 2017 - 1:20pm by Mike Strasinger

Calgary Flames Matthew Tkachuk beats Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for the game winner in the shootout. Photos by Mike Strasinger

Nashville, TN

The Nashville Predators (4-3-2) lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Calgary Flames (5-4-0) last night at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are now an abysmal  12-28 in extra time including the shootout since the NHL went to the 3 on 3 overtime format three years ago. So if the Predators don’t win in regulation, the opponent wins 70% of the time.

Nashville got off to a great start last night with getting two power play goals in the 1st period. The first was scored by Filip Forsberg (7) at the 6:29 mark and the second 1:04 later by Roman Josi (2).The Flames picked things up late in the period and ended up out-shooting the Predators 11-9 in the frame.

No scoring in the 2nd period as both goalies found their groove with the Predators Pekka Rinne turning away all 11 shots by Calgary, and the Flames netminder, Mike Smith, stopping all 12 shots by the Predators.

Both goalies remained hot in the 3rd, but The Flames finally got the puck past Pekka with a goal by Matthew Tkachuk (3) 10:35 into the 3rd, and then Michael Ferland (2) tied the game 2-2 with 7:05 remaining. After a fruitless overtime, the Flames prevailed in the shootout with Tkachuk netting the game-winner past Rinne.


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