Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/8/14
The Nashville Predators defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena in a game that saw defenseman Mattias Ekholm score his first career NHL goal. With Nashville leading 1-0 in the second period, Ekholm directed the puck over the glass from Nashville’s defensive zone, resulting in a delay of game penalty and a San Jose power play. At 6:49, San Jose’s Joe Pavelski redirected a Dan Boyle shot past Nashville goaltender to tie the game while Ekholm was in the box. On the very next shift, however, Ekholm earned the goal back, putting the puck past Sharks netminder Antti Niemi. “A puck-out penalty can happen to anyone, so it was nice to get that one back right away,” Ekholm said. “It was kind of a broken play right off of the faceoff,” he continued. “I just skated around the net to try and get my forehand in there. He blocked it out and then I twisted around and got it back in the net. I thought Spaling tipped it in at first, but it was nice the shot went in.” E...
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