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Top 15 moments of the 2010-11 Preds season: #10

Top Moments

This is a multi-part series where we countdown our Top 15 moments of the Nashville Predators’ 2010-11 season.

#10 :: LEGWAND SPINS TWO CLUBS IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
There was roughly a minute remaining. The Columbus Blue Jackets were a single win behind the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference standings. The Preds had lost four straight and five of their last six while the Blue Jackets had earned points in nine of their last 10. Nashville had fallen into the teens in the standings and Columbus was making a serious push for their second ever playoff appearance. To make matters worse, the Preds – in front of their own fans – had squandered a 2-1 lead late in the third period. Things did not look good.

Enter David Legwand.

The original Nashville draft pick got behind the defense and, off of a Martin Erat shot, collected the rebound and deposited the puck behind a diving Mathieu Garon for the winning goal.

That victory sent Columbus reeling and the Preds skyrocketing. After that game on Feburary 27, the Predators went 12-4-3 and finished just a single point away from home ice advantage in the opening round. Columbus, in stark contrast, went just 3-11-7 and finished in 13th.

The moral of the story? You never know when the biggest moment of the season will come.