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Nashville Predators @ Winnipeg Jets
The Predators head out to Winnipeg for Game 3 of the series tied 1-1. This playoffs Filip Forsberg leads the Predators with 9 points. Thats 5 assists and 4 goals. Ryan Johansen is tied with Austin Watson and Filip Forsberg with 4 goals each. Pekka Rinne has a save percentage of .905 in the playoffs.
The Jets statistical leaders are Mark Scheifele with 10 points 8 of those are goals. Dustin Byfuglien has 6 assist in the playoffs. The Jets goalie Mark Hellebuyck has a save percentage of .928 in this year’s playoffs.
Game 2 started like game 1. The Predators lead the pressure early with most of the first period shots on goal. Ryan Johansen would score a goal only 27 seconds into the game. After a lot of pressure on the Jets Goalie, an interference call would lead to a Jets 4 on c4 goal scored by Dustin Byfuglien at the 12:47 mark to tie the game 1-1. Roughly 30 seconds later the Jets would take a 2-1 lead on a power play goal scored by Mark Scheifele. That would end the goal scoring for the first period with the Jets leading 2-1.
The second period would show that the Predators were still a strong team. P.K. Subban would fire a one timer to the back of the net 5:04 into the period to tie the game 2-2. After a few power play chances by the Predators with no answer they would score another goal in the period. Viktor Arvidsson would score with 1:19 left in the second period. the Predators would lead 3-2 at the end of the second period.
The Jets tied the game 3-3 on a goal scored by Brandon Tanev 5:11 into the period. The Predators responded 34 seconds later with a goal that would seem to be enough to win the game 4-3. The goal was scored by Ryan Johansen, his second of the game. Unfortunately the Predators took their foot off the gas pedal and allowed the Jets to hold offensive pressure for too long. Mark Scheifele would find the net to tie the game 4-4 with 1:05 left in the game. Nashville is unable to hit a game winning shot so the game headed to OT.
In the first OT period, both teams played tough and clean. There were no penalties or goals made.
In the 2nd OT period the Predators would lead the offensive pressure. Both teams would have some good shots on goal but nothing was falling. After a take away by the Predators at center ice Kevin Fiala would deke around the goalie leaving the right side of the net open. He would make the shot. The Predators won 5-4 in the 2nd OT.
Kyle Gamble | @kyleg6116
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