In a matchup of two of the best goaltenders in Nashville Predators history, Pekka Rinne got the better of Tomas Vokoun on Tuesday night.
Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Rinne made 39 saves to give the Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
In the final minute, Martin Erat carried the puck below the goal line, pulling Washington's Vokoun with him.
Erat calmly slid the puck to Wilson, who had an open net to tap the puck into for his fourth goal of the season.
''There was literally just inches for Marty to make that play,'' Wilson said. ''He hit me there and Vokoun was out. That's just a good job by Marty.''
The Predators have won four of six. Washington has lost four of its past five.
''This is a tough one to take,'' Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. ''I thought for 56 minutes we played as good as we could play. We scored the goal and in the last two periods we totally, I thought, dominated, and then we scored the goal t...