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10th: Legwand scores six seconds into OT at Vancouver

Thursday, 03.6.2008 / 7:27 AM CT / 10th Anniversary
By Kevin Wilson  - Nashville Predators
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10th: Legwand scores six seconds into OT at Vancouver
March 9, 2006

David Legwand etched his name in NHL Record Book for the second time with extra-time heroics in a 3-2 overtime victory at Vancouver. Five years and two months after becoming the first player to net an overtime penalty-shot goal, the Predators first-ever draft pick beat Alex Auld just six seconds into sudden death, setting a record for quickest goal from the start of overtime.

The quick tally came when Legwand intercepted Nolan Baumgartner's errant pass just inside the Vancouver blue line and used Bryan Allen as a screen, snapping a shot past Auld's blocker from just inside the faceoff circle.

"Baumgartner looked like it got stuck to his stick, like he double hit it, and it came right to me," Legwand said. "I just knew to get it over Bryan Allen's knee pad there and see what could happen, and I don't think Alex Auld saw the shot."

Steve Sullivan forced overtime, scoring two goals in the third period, including the game tying marker at 14:47. The goals were part of a dominant final frame of regulation where the Preds outshot the Canucks 22-6.

"We started putting pucks on net, getting a lot of shots and switched the momentum around and went after them and we were able to get the win," Sullivan said.

The game was part of a successful four-game west-coast swing, where the Predators captured six of a possible eight points, further positioning themselves for the most successful season in franchise history to that point.

"I think we're learning how to win on the road, and we're learning how to compete," associate coach Brent Peterson said. "Every game is a tough game because all of these teams are so good and it's a tight race. They're big points for us. We've always played good in Edmonton and Calgary and got points, but we've never played really well in Vancouver. So it was a big confidence builder."
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