Preds blast by Devils in OT

Ohhhhh….Pole vault the fault! The Preds recover nicely from the rough loss on Tuesday by casting out Los Diablos 4-3 in O.T. in the swamplands of Jersey last night. They came from behind 3 different times to knot things up, and then K.T. went coast-to-coast like buttered toast, using their Green Demon as a screen to beat goalie Sinkaid like a rented red hellion for the sudden judgement winner. 

After falling behind in the first, Webs and the Kev surged up ice and Yanic flicked a sneaky wrister that Dimkaid whiffed on for the initial equalizer. It was a case of being Swiss Holed. It was Webber’s first of the season, and the 15th Smashcat to tickle the twine in this young season–which leads the NHL in balanced attack by a team.

Then 7 minutes into the middle frame, Arvi continued his torrid pace with his 7th as he took a dandy feed from Turris in the slot and banged it home. The final tie came about when the Men in Gold had a crucial power play with just 6 minutes remaining. Joey lifted an angelic saucer pass to Scoresberg who whistled it in. 

Just previous to those dramatics, Juice made a yuuuuge save on a Diddle shorthanded breakaway to set up the eventual Prince Filip heroics. All in all, Saros stopped 33 of 36 attempts by the Dizzles, including all 13 in the third stanza and extra time. Two of the Dayquils’s scores were on redirected shots. The Little Finn improved his record to 5-1.

Rocco Grimaldi looked good in his first Sabre Cat appearance, buzzing around the net creating chances on the 2nd line. And Bitetto Salad was solid filling in for the injured Hammer. 

Nashville is now 8-2 (5-0 on the road!) and retain sole possession of first place in the Central Division, Western Conference, and top in the entire circuit with 16 points. They return to the Big House on Broadway for a Saturday afternoon matinee vs. the Toilers. Should be a rambunctious tilt. Let’s go Preds!