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From The Locker Room: Predators React to OT Win Over Penguins



Photo of Michael McCarron, left, and Ryan McDonagh by John Russell/Nashville Predators

In the span of three weeks, the Nashville Predators went from the lows of a four-game losing streak to the highs of a six-game win streak.

Filip Forsberg scored the game-winner 14 seconds into overtime — the second-fastest OT goal scored in team history — to give the Predators a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. It was Forsberg’s 11th goal and 19th point in November.

Michael McCarron had a breakout game, notching two goals on three shots with three hits, a takeaway and a fight. It was his third career two-goal game, and it marked the first time he scored two goals in one period.

Goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 29 of 31 shots for his eighth win of the year. He’s won his last four starts and allowed three or fewer goals in all of them.

Below are some post-game thoughts from the Predators locker room following Tuesday night’s win.

Michael McCarron on his big game, his budding chemistry with Philip Tomasino, whether he was thinking about getting a hat trick and Nashville’s six-game win streak:

Filip Forsberg on his overtime-winning goal, what’s led to him scoring so much lately and McCarron’s breakout game:

Luke Schenn on easing back into playing after missing 18 games with a lower-body injury, Nashville’s six-game win streak and Forsberg’s impressive November:

Gustav Nyquist on his nine-game point streak, McCarron’s big night and the momentum the Predators have built over the last six games:

Andrew Brunette on the Predators building momentum, McCarron’s two-goal performance, McCarron and Tomasino’s budding chemistry and Forsberg’s recent scoring barrage: