Forsberg, Rinne lead Preds over Oilers in OT

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne gave a Nashville Predators a possibility to overcome their delayed start.

Rinne done 37 saves and Filip Forsberg scored during 3:55 of overtime to lift a Predators over Edmonton 1-0 Thursday night, handing a Oilers their eighth uninterrupted defeat.

Nashville won a third true interjection in vast partial to Rinne, who stopped Jordan Eberle on a chastisement shot early in a additional session.

In a opening period, Rinne done 9 saves before a Predators purebred their initial shot on goal. It was Rinne’s second shutout of a deteriorate and a 34th of his career. His 15 wins lead a NHL.

“Early on, if it weren’t for him, we would have been in trouble,” Nashville manager Peter Laviolette said. “The initial 8 or 9 minutes, we consider everybody would acknowledge we were not sharp. It was a unequivocally clever bid by him.”

Viktor Fasth had 24 saves for Edmonton, that fell to 0-11-2 opposite Western Conference teams.

“We haven’t been means to take many positives lately, where during a start of a season, we felt good about a approach we played even yet maybe we came out on a brief finish of a stick,” Oilers manager Dallas Eakins said. “This one for a organisation was a step brazen even yet we couldn’t get both a points.”

Seconds after Forsberg strike a crossbar with a shot and Nashville defenseman Roman Josi strike a post, Forsberg spun to giveaway himself from a defender and kick Fasth with a wrist shot from a left circle.

“It was a unequivocally prolonged shift, actually. we was flattering sleepy when we got a final shot there, so we was only perplexing to spin off a male and try to strike a net,” Forsberg said. “I was advantageous that it went in.”

The rookie’s 10 goals lead a team.

Rinne’s best save came 13 seconds into overtime when he denied Eberle’s chastisement shot after Predators captain Shea Weber was called for shutting his palm on a puck while it was in a crease. Rinne done a indirect stop on Eberle with his left movement opposite a post.

“He is unequivocally nifty in chastisement shots. we consider that he is one of a improved shooters stats-wise in a NHL in chastisement shots and shootouts,” Rinne said. “I suspicion he got a small bit too tighten to me and we was means to get my leg over there and he didn’t put it over my leg.”

Eberle suspicion he had Rinne beat.

“I only had to get it upstairs,” Eberle said. “I consider when we go down that way, it’s intensely tough and we feel like we let your teammates down.”

The Predators finished 0 for 5 on a energy play. They are an NHL-worst 1 for 37 during home this deteriorate with a male advantage.

Nashville core Mike Fisher seemed in his initial diversion of a season. Fisher postulated an Achilles tendon damage while training over a summer and missed a initial 21 games.

Oilers brazen Matt Hendricks was harmed during 2:12 of a initial duration when he blocked a shot from Weber. The shot strike Hendricks in a left leg.

After a game, Eakins pronounced X-rays were negative, though Hendricks’ inability to hook his knee kept him from returning to a ice.

NOTES: Oilers D Justin Schultz was a healthy blemish for a initial time this season. … Nashville C Matt Cullen sat out with an upper-body damage and is day to day. … The Predators resolved their deteriorate array with Edmonton, winning all 3 games.

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