Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 2/13/13
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Sometimes it takes some paint-peeling and table throwing from a coach during the intermission to light a fire under his players. While no paint was peeled and no tables were thrown, the message sent by Trotz was very clear and very simple after the first period: garbage hockey. After a three-shot first period, Nashville fired 21 shots collectively in the second and third periods before Colin Wilson finished home and Ryan Ellis shot in overtime to grab a 1-0 shutout win over the San Jose Sharks in front of the 18th consecutive sell-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville, only registering 3 shots on the first periods (after being changed from 2), played one of the most demoralizing and predictably awful periods they’ve played in quite some time. While Rinne stole the show, keeping his team alive and tied at 0-0 after 20 minutes when it could have easily been a multi-goal lead from the Sharks, Nashville’s communal front 5 looked lackluster and l...
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