NHL Game Summary - Nashville at Ottawa
(Thursday, October 22nd)
Final Score: Nashville 6, Ottawa 5 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Shea Weber scored twice, including the game- winning power-play score 2:11 into overtime, as the Nashville Predators earned a wild 6-5 win over the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.
In the extra period, Matt Carkner was whistled for an interference penalty 1:29 into OT and the Predators would capitalize. After some good puck control in their offensive end, Ryan Suter dished to Weber, who made no mistake and hammered a slap shot between the pads of Pascal Leclaire to end the game.
"Finally, we get a win. Not the way we want to do it, but it is a win. We have to keep moving forward," said Suter.
Weber also added an assist, while Suter had a three-point night with a two goals and a helper for Nashville, which snapped a six-game slide. J.P. Dumont registered a goal and four assists, and Cody Franson also lit the lamp for the Preds, who had scored only 12 goals on the season coming into the contest.
Pekka Rinne stopped 27-of-32 shots to earn his first victory of the season.
Chris Campoli, Milan Michalek, Nick Foligno, Anton Volchenkov and Chris Phillips scored for the Senators, who had won five of six coming in.
Jason Spezza added three assists and Leclaire made 31 saves in defeat for Ottawa, which rallied from deficits of 3-0, 4-3 and 5-4 to send the game to overtime after tallying five goals in the third period.
"We were resilient. We came back and got a point out of it," said Spezza.
Campoli's power-play goal on a turnaround shot 1:11 into the third got Ottawa on the board.
Just under three minutes later, Foligno took a feed from Peter Regin and beat Rinne with a snap shot to make it a 3-2 game and the Sens evened things up at 8:10 on Michalek's wrister from the right circle.
Weber's blast with 8:33 to play put the Predators back in front and Ottawa responded. Spezza carried the puck down the right side, deked Rinne and dished it out in front to Volchenkov, who fired into an open net at 15:40 tie the game 4-4.
Things got crazy in the final minute of regulation as Suter registered a powerplay goal with one minute to play, but Ottawa struck with 1.6 seconds left while shorthanded.
The Senators controlled the puck in the right corner before Daniel Alfredsson threw it toward the net in desperation. Phillips, who was pinching from his point position, stood in front and jammed it home to cap the incredible comeback.
Nashville jumped on the Senators for a pair of goals early in the contest. First it was Suter, who threw a shot toward the net that deflected off of an Ottawa defenders stick and got by Leclaire at 5:03.
Then just over three minutes later, the Predators capitalized off a Sens turnover and Franson's wrist shot from the right circle was on the mark for a 2-0 Preds advantage.
Another miscue led to another goal with 9:08 remaining in the first. Joel Ward picked up the puck along the left wing boards and found a wide open Dumont on the doorstep for an easy tap in and a three-goal cushion for the visitors.
The Senators posted a 2-0 shutout over the Predators last year...Nashville has won three of the last four meetings against Ottawa...The Preds also scored a 6-5 victory in Canada's capital on November 29, 2007 and improved to 3-4-0 all-time in Ottawa...Franson posted his first career tally.
10/23 00:34:58 ET