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Sharks fall to Predators in OT 1-0

  • Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) scores against San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31), of Finland, in the overtime period to give the Predators a 1-0 win in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Watching for the puck are Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) and center Michal Handzus (26), of Slovakia, and Predators center David Legwand (11). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators are sure lucky to have Pekka Rinne. Without their star goaltender, the Predators would have never even gotten to overtime against San Jose.

Colin Wilson scored at 2:08 of overtime, and Nashville beat the Sharks 1-0 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid.

Rinne made 13 of his 25 saves in the first period for his second shutout this season in a game in which Nashville set a franchise mark for offensive futility before Wilson scored. The goal ended the drought at 176 minutes, 18 seconds over a three-game span.

"We weren't even in that game without Pekka Rinne in that first period," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "Pekka also had a huge save in the overtime. Just as the game always seems to happen, we had a huge save and were able to come down the other way and score shortly after."

San Jose has lost six straight after opening the season with seven consecutive wins, a streak ended in a 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville on Feb. 2. The Sharks do at least have a point in three of the losses.


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