Viktor Arvidsson's first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators are just grateful he scored so quickly after surviving a triple-overtime thriller in Game 4.
Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Predators forced a deciding seventh game for their second straight series by beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night.
"That was the second most exciting part of him scoring was that it was in the first three minutes," Predators left wing Colin Wilson said. "We get to get to bed at a regular time. It's big to get that out of the way early. I'm happy for Arvy."
The young Swede jumped the puck just inside the blue line going into Nashville's offensive zone, splitting between Melker Karlsson and Justin Braun on his left with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the right. He skated up the left side into the circle before throwing a backhander past goaltender Martin Jones.
"Unbelievable," said Arvidsson, who turned 23 last month. "I didn't see it go in at first. The crowd went crazy, and I just didn't know what to do. It was really nice."
Nashville coach Peter Laviolette had just moved Arvidsson to the top ...