Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 3/16/12
Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images An intense affair with multiple scoring chances occurred until the early morning of Nashville time, but through the tireless efforts of two Finnish goalies, the Predators would drop this decision 2-1 in the shootout. The Predators would strike first with a power play marker by Hornqvist who was left with more than enough time to go top-shelf on Niemi and put the Predators up 1-0. San Jose would answer back at the beginning of the third period with their own power play goal. A shot by Boyle that careened off Marleau and the back boards went straight onto Joe Thornton’s stick and he doesn’t miss from two feet out. A brutal game for both squads and a bit chippy with the size of both teams fighting for space on the ice in the goal scoring areas led to many a scrum and to an awkward landing for Gaustad who had to leave the game midway through the third period with an apparent hand injury. The shootout was exciting and both goaltenders were in th...
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