The Predators have done it again.
For the second time in this series, Nashville has won on home ice in overtime, this time to force a seventh game for a spot in the Western Conference finals as it beat San Jose 4–3.
Viktor Arvidsson scored at 2:03 into the overtime period after the Predators and Sharks traded third period goals.
Facing elimination, the Predators went down 2–0 early in the game, after two goals from Chris Tierney in the first period. But by the beginning of the second they had tied it all up. The Sharks' Logan Couture put San Jose up 3–2 and on the verge of advancing in the middle of the third period, but about two minutes later, the Predators tied it again. One very impressive Arvidsson backhand goal later, and the Predators and Sharks are heading back to San Jose.
The teams will face off at the SAP Center on Thursday, one day after the Blues and Stars decide their series in Game 7.