Series tied 2-2 as Predators beat Sharks 4-3 in triple OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Fisher scored at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 early Friday morning in the longest game in franchise history.
With the victory, the Predators won their first overtime game on home ice. More importantly, they tied this second-round, best-of-seven series at 2-2.
James Neal scored with 4:21 left in the third period tying it up at 3-3, and the teams went scoreless during the first two overtimes and headed to a third extra period – the first in the NHL playoffs this year.
The Predators killed off six penalties, including one shortly before Fisher's winning goal at 1:03 a.m. Goalie Pekka Rinne made 44 saves.
This was the longest game for the Sharks since a four-overtime game in Dallas in 2008
Game 5 is Saturday night in San Jose.