The second period saw the Wild out-shoot the Predators 9-3, but there was a lot of futility going on. Not only did Craig Smith tie the game again to make it 2-2, the Wild were completely futile on the power play. After the first period power-play goal, the performance of our favorite Succubussing unit slowly declined until the beginning of the third period. Unfortunately, that was when it hit rock bottom, where the Wild squandered their power play by struggling to get into the offensive zone, and not getting a single shot.
In overtime, Kyle Brodziak made a defensive play that got to Niederreiter, who carried the puck to the offensive zone, and fired a shot past Hutton for the win.
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