David Legwand’s goal at 3:07 of overtime lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over Colorado on Friday at Denver.
The victory was the Predators’ seventh straight – one short of the franchise record – and moved them into a tie with Dallas for sixth place in the Western Conference.
Legwand’s goal was his fourth of the season and his second game-winner. He had just two game-winners in the previous two seasons combined.
Nashville (14-8-1) led 2-0 after one period but needed a power-play goal by Shea Weber with 1:53 to play in the second period to force overtime. It was the Predators’ 10th power-play goal in the last six games, and the third time in a row that unit converted twice in a contest.
J.P. Dumont made it 1-0 three minutes into the contest when he scored on the power play, and Marcel Goc stretched the advantage to two goals when he scored at even strength 7:52 later.
Colorado (14-7-4) took the lead with three goals against goalie Pekka Rinne in a span of 10:56 of the second.
Rinne faced 13 shots in that period but just nine in the first and third combined. He won for the seventh straight time and tied Tomas Vokoun’s individual franchise record.
Neither team scored in the third when they had six shots apiece.
The Predators improved to 5-1 in overtime games this season. No other Western Conference team has won beyond regulation more than four times.