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Predators 4, Bruins 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Predators 4, Bruins 3, OT
Boston Bruins 3, Nashville Predators 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shea Weber scored a power-play goal with 1:23 left in overtime, and the Nashville Predators came back to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 Thursday night.

Steven Kampfer was penalized for holding Mike Fisher 2:59 into the period. Weber scored off a pass from Ryan Suter and Nashville won for the first time in overtime this season. The Predators' previous six victories past regulation all came in the shootout.

Nashville won for the third time in four games.

David Legwand's goal tied it at 10:56 of the third period. Colin Wilson and Sergei Kostitsyn each had a goal and an assist. Patric Hornqvist got a game misconduct late in the first period for elbowing Tyler Seguin.

Patrice Bergeron put Boston up 3-2 with his goal 1:42 into the third. Seguin and David Krejci also scored for Boston.

The Bruins were playing the first of two games with center Brad Marchand suspended by the NHL for an elbow to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets center R.J. Umberger. They now are 1-2-3, having lost five of the last six.

This game looked to feature two top candidates for the Vezina Trophy in goalies Tim Thomas of Boston and Nashville's Pekka Rinne. Thomas came in with the league's best save percentage and goals against average with Rinne second in both categories.

But Thomas sat while backup Tuukka Rask played in the Bruins' first trip to Nashville since Feb. 14, 2009. Rask lost for only the second time in his past seven games, while Rinne stopped a big shot by Zdeno Chara in overtime to keep the Predators in the game.

The Bruins beat Rinne first as Seguin scored on a wrister that beat the goalie over his glove at 1:50 of the first period. Nashville tied it up at 7:53 when Kostistsyn got the puck at the edge of the right circle and wristed it past Rask, who had been at the front edge of the crease blocking shots.

Boston got a big advantage when Hornqvist headed to the locker room with the game misconduct that appeared on replay to show Hornqvist hitting him with his shoulder. Nashville killed off the penalty.

The Predators had a chance to go up with 40 seconds of a 5-on-3 in the second. Without Hornqvist and with Joel Ward scratched for a second straight game with a lower body injury, the Predators couldn't beat Rask. Rinne had to glove a shot on a shorthanded breakaway by Michael Ryder.

Wilson put Nashville up 2-1 with a give and go with Jonathon Blum with a wrister as he skated up the left side at 10:59. That didn't last long as Rinne stopped a shot by Nathan Horton before Krejci scored into the open side of the net at 13:33.

Bergeron put the Bruins ahead with his 22nd this season, a wrister past Rinne. The Bruins later missed a shot off the post during a power play.

Martin Erat came out of the box after that penalty, got the puck for a breakaway on Rask who stopped his shot. Rask also stopped Kostitsyn's shot off the rebound but couldn't stop Legwand's 12th goal. Rask tossed his stick up into the air in frustration.

Notes: Legwand now has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in his last 10 games and 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in 16 games. ... Krejci extended his point streak to seven games, and he has three goals and six assists for nine points.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:50
BOS
Tyler Seguin (11) ASST: Rich Peverley (22), Tomas Kaberle (38)
1 - 0 BOS
07:53
NSH
Sergei Kostitsyn (17) ASST: Colin Wilson (17), Ryan Suter (28)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
10:59
NSH
Colin Wilson (15) ASST: Jonathon Blum (2), Kevin Klein (13)
2 - 1 NSH
13:33
BOS
David Krejci (12) ASST: Nathan Horton (26), Milan Lucic (24)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
01:42
BOS
Patrice Bergeron (22) ASST: Mark Recchi (32), Michael Ryder (21)
3 - 2 BOS
10:56
NSH
David Legwand (12) ASST: Sergei Kostitsyn (20), Martin Erat (30)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
03:37
NSH
PPG - Shea Weber (16) ASST: Ryan Suter (29), David Legwand (22)
4 - 3 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
08:23
NSH
Sergei Kostitsyn  Interference against  Mark Recchi
13:13
BOS
Adam McQuaid  Interference against  Patric Hornqvist
17:30
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Elbowing against  Tyler Seguin
17:30
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Game misconduct
2nd Period
05:56
BOS
Michael Ryder  Interference against  Jordin Tootoo
07:16
BOS
Daniel Paille  Holding against  Ryan Suter
3rd Period
08:46
NSH
Martin Erat  Hi-sticking against  Patrice Bergeron
OT Period
02:59
BOS
Steven Kampfer  Holding against  Mike Fisher
goalie stats
Tuukka Rask
SA: 31TOI: 63:37
Saves: 27EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .871SH: 0 - 0
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
26-20-8
SA: 38TOI: 63:37
Saves: 35EV: 30 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .921SH: 1 - 1