A late game rally by the Nashville Predators set up a thrilling finish in game #1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals between the Preds and the Sharks. San Jose held a 4-2 lead with 10:00 to go in the 3rd but 2 goals in the last 7 minutes by Alex Radulov's 2nd of the game and J.P Dumonts 2nd of the game with just under a minute to go sent the game to overtime.
Nothing could be decided in the first OT period but in 2OT, the Sharks would come on top. The final score was 5-4.
San Jose leads series 1-0. No further update on Cheechoo but it does look pretty serious. And to throw my opinion out there, Hartnell did it by accident and in no way should he get a long term suspension but the NHL should definitely review it. He appologised and said he was just trying to finish his hit and no way did he have any intentions on injuring the Sharks' leading scorer.