Preds blow late lead, best Panthers in shootout

Nashville, TN ( – Filip Forsberg scored in the fourth round
of the shootout to prevent an epic collapse from the Nashville Predators, who
pulled out a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

The Predators held a comfortable 2-0 lead before Florida scored twice in the
final minute of regulation, with Nick Bjugstad forcing overtime with 31
seconds left in the third period.

Rocco Grimaldi potted his first career NHL goal just 12 seconds earlier for
the Panthers, who received an outstanding 48-save effort from Roberto Luongo
that helped Florida steal a point.

Colin Wilson and Matt Cullen both scored in Nashville’s sixth victory in its
last eight outings, with Pekka Rinne stopping 28 shots.