Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg came up clutch again.
The 29-year-old winger scored just 18 seconds into overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. It was the second time this season he scored the game-winner in the first 20 seconds of overtime.
After running up a 2-0 lead on goals from Gustav Nyquist and Michael McCarron, Nashville let Philly climb back into it. Sean Couturier and Travis Sanheim scored in the second and third periods, respectively, to force OT, where Forsberg shined again (he also scored an overtime winner 14 seconds into the period against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 28).
Juuse Saros was sharp yet again, stopping 37 of 39 shots (.929 save percentage) for his fifth straight win. He’s now won nine of his las 10 starts, allowing two goals or fewer in seven of them.
Below are some post-game thoughts from the Predators locker room following Tuesday night’s win.
Gustav Nyquist on Saros’ spectacular performance, the team finding ways to win despite not playing its best, and continuing to stay hot despite having a lot of time off between games:
Kiefer Sherwood on Saros giving the team a chance to win, the success of special teams, and continuing to find ways to win:
Michael McCarron on the success of the fourth line and Nashville’s 11-3 record in its last 14 games:
Andrew Brunette on the team winning despite not playing its best, Saros’ strong performance and how the team has evolved over the last two weeks: