It was 30 seconds of classic P.K. Subban in overtime as he swooped in with the puck and circled back and and fooled oncoming Nashville checkers.
But shortly after, our man would whiff on the puck at the blueline, trip Preds forward Filip Forsberg as he dashed through, and with PK paying for his sins in the box, this same Forsberg would bulge the twine, giving the hometown Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Canadiens.
It’s a point, though. And the team played reasonably well, particularly Alex Galchenyuk, P.A. Parenteau, DD, and of course Carey Price.
So all’s well, and the team now sits with 100 points, which is what the previous year’s team collected after the full 82-game season, with this these guys still having 8 games left to play.
Nashville scored the lone goal of the first period when Mattias Ekhorn outraced not one, not two, but three Habs in the process (Markov, Pleks, and PK). But early in the second, at 2:28, Brendan Gallagher would fire one home to tie things.
Later on, nice work from P.A. Parenteau to DD put the team ahead and things were looking just fine.
But a bad bounce in the third period that went offJeff Petry tied the game at two, and then in overtime, P.K. did his brilliant to not-so-brilliant flurry that finished with Nashville sealing it.
The Preds outshot Montreal 31-29.
Alex Galchenyuk had a great chance to score his 20th and ice it with just over two minutes remaining, but couldn’t bury the old biscuit.
Nice to see two elite goaltenders going head to head – Pekka Rinne and our man Price. Both were solid, as expected.
Has there ever been a time this year when the puck went from PK to DD to PA to DLR to DSP?
Next up – the boys head to Manitoba to tackle the Jets on Thursday night.