Steve Roberts Photography | Wild Take Down Predators in OT 3-2

Wild Take Down Predators in OT 3-2

December 28, 2016

Jared Spurgeon scored in overtime and the Minnesota Wild collected their 11th consecutive win as they topped the Nashville Predators by a 3-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The result gives Nashville a point in the standings, as well as points in four of their last five games, but that fact didn't provide much consolation for a team trying to stay in the thick of the Central Division race coming out of the holiday break.

"We need to find a way to be ready to play," forward Filip Forsberg said. "We have to be ready right away. [We didn't score on an early power play] and they scored right after. That's not the way we want to start the game, and we'd rather play with the lead."

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) and Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) fight for position during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) is called for goalie for running into Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Wild lead Predators 1-0 after one period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) and Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) fight for the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the puck off with his shoulder during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64) fight to control the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) tries to deflect the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the shot from Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) fights to get the puck in the goal during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Tyler Graovac (44) scores the winning goal in OT during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild celebrate the victory during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)