A solid three periods of hockey against the best team in the NHL results in a Preds 3-2 shootout win. Kudos to David Legwand with two goals in regulation and the shootout winner and to Martin Erat who skated hard all night and scored the goal to extend the shootout. Pekke Rinne continues his mastery in the shootout by shutting down the Bruins, allowing a goal only to Blake Wheeler.
I had said in my previous post that scoring from the second line, specifically Legwand and Erat had to pick up, and tonight they came through. Tonight the Preds found out that a solid three periods of hockey can yield positive results.
The Preds are 7-3 since the All Star break. The log jam in the west continues as 5 points separates Anaheim in the 7th position and LA in the 12th. Nashville is currently 11th with 57 points and sits 3 points out of the 8th and final playoff position. Ottawa comes to town on Monday night and on a roll. The Preds have to continue to play desperate hockey. This is the playoff chase now, boys.