Suzuki makes the Smashville comeback a reality

Suzuki makes the Smashville comeback a reality!

The Montreal Canadiens went to overtime for the third straight season, but this time they escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Predators on Tuesday night in Nashville.

This incredible encounter had it all: excitement, a goal denied at the right time and a very lucky goal. It was captain Nick Suzuki who played the hero, putting the ball in play with a powerful one-timer in overtime.

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Joshua Roy had previously tied the game at the end of the third period with a great individual performance. The Quebecer had just jumped onto the ice when he stole the puck from Roman Josi before beating Saros with an excellent wrist shot.

Michael McCarron could have really hurt his former team if he had acted quickly after Roy's success. However, the tall attacker touched the screen beyond the permitted height and his goal was denied after a foul by head coach Martin St-Louis.

The second period was not particularly convincing, the CH had to wait until the second half of the period to get a first shot, but that did not stop the guests from scoring two goals within six seconds.

Shortly after Brendan Gallagher's success, David Savard hit the target without really meaning to. His puck bounced off the boards and hit one of the bay window partitions before finding its way into a cage left by Juuse Saros, who expected the puck to go behind the net.

This win by the Canadian ended the Predators' eight-game winning streak in regular season. They have been in the lead for a long time and are primarily taking advantage of Juraj Slafkovsky's defensive mistakes. The young Slovakian was on the ice for the Predators' first two goals. Each time it was the player he was responsible for marking who scored, namely Filip Forsberg and Gustav Nyquist.

The Bleu-Blanc-Rouge end their four-game trip to the United States on Thursday with a visit to the Carolina Hurricanes.


00:17 | With the support of Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki settles the debate and makes his team's comeback a reality

3rd period

8:00 p.m. | End of the third period

2:55 p.m. | BUUUUUT! Joshua Roy makes Roman Josi look bad and beats Saros with an excellent shot! 3-3

12:19 | Ryan O'Reilly beats Jake Allen with a shot into the top left corner to give the Preds the lead; 3-2

00:00 | Beginning of the third period

2nd period

8:00 p.m. | End of the second engagement

16:39 and 16:45 | GOALS! Great! Brendan Gallagher and David Savard score within six seconds of each other and suddenly it's 2-2!

05:11 | GOAL! Gustav Nyquist completes an excellent rally, doubling his team's lead; 2:0

04:12 | Josh Anderson suffers a serious blow in his fight with Luke Schenn

00:00 | Start of the second period

1. Period

8:00 p.m. | End of the first period

15:24 | GOAL! Filip Forsberg scores his 30th goal of the season and opens the scoring for the Preds; 1:0

03:23 | Kaiden Guhle penalized for tripping; TO predators

00:00 | Start of the meeting