NHL roundup: Detroit Red Wings humble Nashville Predators, results and full match highlights, analysis
DETROIT: It was another very enticing match and it remained open till the very end. There is no denying the fact that fans always look forward to such competitive and tough match, where even a small mistake can gift the match to the opponents.
Finally it was Gustav Nyquist’s breakaway goal 1:41 into overtime gave that actually helped the Detroit Red Wings to conquer over the Nashville Predators who at one time were looking a sure winner. There is no denying the fact that Detroit Red Wingsâ€™ 5-4 come-from-behind win is among the best performance of the winner in the tournament thus far.
At one time the winners were struggling to find their feet against a powerful opponent. Then Detroit amazed everyone when they rallied from a 4-2 third-period deficit despite three power-play goals by Nashville defenseman Shea Weber, who tallied his first career hat trick. Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin had a goal and an assist each and Nyquist also had an assist. Brad Richards and Justin Abdelkader also scored for Detroit, which has points in 10 consecutive games (7-0-3). Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.
On the other hand, when it comes to the Nashville, Viktor Arvidsson scored the other goal. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi each had two assists and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots.