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Predators force decider after OT win over Sharks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It didn't take quite as long this overtime for the Nashville Predators to prevail.Viktor Arvidsson scored just 2:03 into the extra session Monday night as Nashville forced a decisive Game 7 in its Western Conference semifinal ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It didn’t take quite as long this overtime for the Nashville Predators to prevail.
Viktor Arvidsson scored just 2:03 into the extra session Monday night as Nashville forced a decisive Game 7 in its Western Conference semifinal with the San Jose Sharks, notching a 4-3 win at noisy Bridgestone Arena.
Sent down the left wing by Miikka Salomaki, Arvidsson shot a backhander deflected off goalie Martin Jones and into the top right corner for his first playoff goal.
Jones made 28 stops for San Jose, while Pekka Rinne saved 15 of 18 shots.
Game 7 is Thursday night in San Jose. The home team has won all six games in the series.
It was the series’ second overtime win for Nashville, which captured Game 4 on Mike Fisher’s goal at 11:12 of the third OT.
San Jose grabbed a 3-2 lead in the third period on the power play. Logan Couture wristed home his sixth goal of the playoffs off a Brent Burns feed at 10:04 as Rinne stumbled in the crease and couldn’t get to it.

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