The term "character win" could be heard around the Predators' locker room following their 4-3 overtime victory over the Sharks on Saturday at San Jose.
The Predators were down 3-1 just 52 seconds into the third period and found a way to come back ... and come back quickly ... and win in overtime. Nashville moved to 5-1-1 in its last seven contests.
Before the game, Nashville Coach Barry Trotz said the Sharks were the most talented team in the NHL, but gritty goals by right wing Patrick Hornqvist at the 2:57 mark of the third period and defenseman Ryan Suter three minutes later tied the game.
"We don't have the big superstars, but we had a team effort tonight," Hornqvist said. "We told each other, 'Never quit working.' "
The Predators have two games remaining on this West Coast swing. Nashville is 2-0-1 on this trip so far and will return home with at least five of a possible 10 points. Not bad for a team that went 1-2-0 in its previous trip in Western Canada.
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