Blake Geoffrion scored his first NHL goal but the Nashville Predators managed just one point as they fell to the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 in a shootout on Tuesday in Edmonton. David Legwand, who scored the game-winning goal Sunday against Columbus, had a chance to end the shootout in regulation but the Predators' third skater had a backhand attempt deflect off the crossbar. The Oilers ended it in the fourth round. With that outcome, Nashville lost ground in the Western Conference playoff race as Dallas and Calgary both won. The Predators had a decisive edge in shots (35-26), including 18-7 in the first period, but failed to separate themselves from the Oilers, who have the NHL's worst record. Edmonton recorded two of the three shots in the four-on-four overtime period.
Preds earn shootout loss point, lose ground in playoff race
Nashville City Paper | Mar 2