Forsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers 1-0 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.
Pekka Rinne made 37 saves for the Predators, who have won three straight. He stopped Jordan Eberle on a penalty shot early in overtime.
Seconds after Nashville defenseman Roman Josi hit the crossbar with a shot, Forsberg spun to free himself from a defender and beat Viktor Fasth with a wrist shot from the left circle.
Rinne’s best save came 13 seconds into overtime when he denied Eberle’s penalty shot after Predators captain Shea Weber was called for closing his hand on the puck while it was in the crease. Rinne made the ensuing stop on Eberle with his left skate against the post.
The Predators finished 0 for 5 on the power play. They are an NHL-worst 1 for 37 at home this season with the man advantage.
Nashville center Mike Fisher appeared in his first game of the season. Fisher sustained an Achilles tendon injury while training over the summer and missed the first 21 games.
Oilers forward Matt Hendricks was injured at 2:12 of the first period when he blocked a shot from Weber. The shot hit Hendricks in the left leg.
Hendricks, a former Predator, hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the dressing room. The team announced that he would not return to the game due to a leg injury.