NASHVILLE — Vincent Trocheck scored the deciding purpose within the shootout to present the Florida Panthers a Three-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday evening.
Denis Malgin and Brett Connolly scored in regulation for Florida, which has gained two of three. The Panthers have gone to extra time in 4 of their eight video games this season.
Florida’s Sam Montembeault made 25 saves and denied all three Nashville shooters within the shootout.
Roman Josi and Kyle Turris scored the objectives for Nashville, which has misplaced three of 4. Ryan Ellis had two assists for the Predators, who performed their first extra time sport of the season.
Malgin scored the sport’s first purpose at 13:33 of the second interval.
Denis Malgin, Florida Panthers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
With the Panthers on an influence play, Trocheck despatched a cross-ice go from above the precise faceoff circle to Malgin within the decrease a part of the left circle. From there, he lifted a wrist shot excessive to the glove aspect of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne.
Rinne made 28 saves within the sport and allowed simply the one purpose within the shootout.
Connolly made it 2-Zero with 50 seconds remaining within the second. Skating across the Nashville zone with the puck, Connolly despatched a wrist shot by way of site visitors towards the Nashville internet from the center of the blue line and beat Rinne low to the glove aspect.
Connolly has 4 objectives in his present three-game purpose scoring streak.
Josi ended Montembeault’s shutout bid at 9:07 of the third on a one-timer from above the left faceoff circle off a go from Ellis.
Turris evened the sport at 2 at 13:30 of the third with a wrist shot simply beneath the cross bar on a Nashville energy play.
Rinne picked up a secondary help on Turris’ purpose.
Turris’ power-play purpose ended Florida’s stretch of not permitting a power-play purpose of their final 4 video games. . Nashville LW Filip Forsberg missed his second consecutive sport resulting from a lower-body harm. . Predators C Ryan Johansen and RW Craig Smith each performed of their 600th profession NHL video games. . Nashville C Yakov Trenin made his NHL debut.
Panthers: Host Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
Predators: Host Anaheim Geese on Tuesday.
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