Brent Sutter, on the visitors' bench, was leaning over to address one of his lines.

When the Calgary Flames coach stood back up, he couldn't believe what he saw on the ice.

For the neutral-zone draw, defenceman Scott Hannan had cozied up to the left-wing position and forward Brendan Morrison had assumed a spot way back on defence.

But before Sutter could bark, the puck skittered wide to Nashville Predators rookie Craig Smith and Morrison, all alone, was forced to haul him down. Penalty.

Thirty seconds later, the Preds, one of the hottest power-play crews in the NHL, converted — Colin Wilson breaking the third-period deadlock with the winning goal.