Weber scores in overtime for Predators
OTTAWA (AP) — Shea Weber made sure the Nashville Predators earned a full two points in a wild game with the Ottawa Senators.
The Nashville defenseman scored his second goal of the game on a power
play in overtime to give the Predators a 6-5 victory Thursday night.
“Definitely not a defensive battle. It was a lot of offense, but we got
two points and we’re happy,” said Weber, who also had an assist.
Weber ripped a shot between goalie Pascal Leclaire’s pads with Matt
Carkner serving an interference penalty. The goal put an end to a game
that saw the Predators blow a 3-0 lead in the third period and the
team’s exchange last-minute goals.
Phillips scored the tying goal for the Senators with 1.6 seconds left
while Ottawa was short-handed and Leclaire on the bench for an extra
“That’s a tough game to sum up in
30 seconds. A lot happened,” Phillips said. “Obviously, not the start
we wanted, but we battled back and lots happened in between there, a
lot of goals scored.”
Ryan Suter, also a
defenseman, had two goals and an assist, and J.P. Dumont scored once
and set up four other goals to help the Predators snap a six-game
Rookie Cody Franson also
scored for Nashville. It was the first career goal for Franson, who was
playing in just his third NHL game.
Scatchard, a veteran of 637 NHL games who was recalled Tuesday from
Milwaukee of the AHL, recorded an assist, his first NHL point since
Jan. 7, 2007. Rookie Alexander Sulzer, also recalled Tuesday, had his
first career point with an assist.
had some of the craziest games here in this rink,” Nashville coach
Barry Trotz said. “They scored, we scored, the third period was like
that. We had a 3-0 lead and we’re in good shape, then we took
penalties. But give our guys a lot of credit because we’ve been a
little bit fragile lately.
“You’re on the
power play and they score a short-handed goal with 1.6 seconds left and
you’re on a six-game losing streak, that plays with your mind.”
Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for his first victory of the season.
Anton Volchenkov had a goal and an assist, and Chris Campoli, Nick
Foligno and Milan Michalek also scored for Ottawa. Jason Spezza had
three assists, Daniel Alfredsson added two, and Leclaire finished with
“I think we showed character in
the way we fought back,” Alfredsson said. “It’s a little frustrating,
but the way we found a way to get a point is very encouraging.”
Franson’s goal marked the second straight night a member of the
Predators has scored his first NHL goal. Colin Wilson had his first
Wednesday against Boston. … Nashville is at Chicago on Saturday night.