Fiala’s Double Overtime Goal Evens Series

Fiala’s Double Overtime Goal Evens Series

The Stanley Cup Playoffs once again had a game that for anyone who saw it will remember for a long time.

After Winnipeg won Game 1 in Nashville, a win in Game 2 was absolutely necessary as Games 3 and 4 are both in Winnipeg, where no one appears to be able to win.

Nashville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with Johansen scoring just twenty-seven seconds in the game.

johansen first goal

However, Winnipeg’s Byfuglien and Scheifele eached in a span of just twenty-nine seconds to take a 2-1 lead into the second period.


The Predators then scored 2 goals (Subban, Arvidsson) in the second period to take a 3-2 lead with just twenty minutes left in regulation.

Just over five minutes into the third period, the Jets’ Tanev was able to even the game at three, but this did not last long as Nashville’s Johansen got his second goal of the game just thirty seconds later.

With just over a minute remaining, Mark Scheifele was able to get his second goal of the game and tied the game 4-4, forcing overtime.

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No one was able to score in the first overtime, although both teams had several chances. Pekka Rinne and Connor Hellebuyck both made several incredible saves to keep the game alive.

In double overtime just over five minutes in, Kyle Turris was able to get the puck into the neutral zone where Craig Smith then got the puck and passed it to Kevin Fiala to set him up for a beautiful back hand goal.

fiala initial

Both goalies deserve to be recognized, as Rinne stopped 46 of 50 shots, and Hellebuyck stopped 36 of 41 shots. Hellebuyck is not to be blamed for this loss, at that point in a game it can go either way.

Nashville has now tied the series 1-1 and head to Winnipeg for Game 3 Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET.

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