Predators Win 2-1 With 2 Sec. Left In OT

January 12, 2017

With hardly any time to spare, the Nashville Predators got it done.

Calle Jarnkrok scored shorthanded with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat the Vancouver Canucks by a 2-1 final at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night, the latest regular season OT goal in club history. The win gives the Preds a 18-16-7 mark overall and their first overtime victory of the season.

After Roman Josi put the puck in the net early in OT, only to have it waved off for incidental contact with the goaltender by Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville regrouped and found another way.

"We just knew we had to stick with it," forward Austin Watson said. "There's only two ways to go about it. You either keep working or just kind of give up, and we're not going to do that. We know we have to battle and find a way; like I said, it's kind of fitting that it ended that way." NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 \22\ and Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) fight for position during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 \22\ and Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) fight for position during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot from behind that deflects off of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot from behind that deflects off of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) falls on the loose puck during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) falls on the loose puck during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) shot goes wide off the goal post during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) shot goes wide off the goal post during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) brings the puck from behind the net during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) brings the puck from behind the net during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) tries to deflect the puck from his skates during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) tries to deflect the puck from his skates during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot from Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot from Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows (14) tries to steal the puck from Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows (14) tries to steal the puck from Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) hits Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) hard from behind during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) hits Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) hard from behind during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) checks Vancouver Canucks center Jayson Megna (46) hard into the boards during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) checks Vancouver Canucks center Jayson Megna (46) hard into the boards during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) shot hits Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) square in the chest during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) shot hits Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) square in the chest during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) glove saves during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) glove saves during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) dives backwards to corral the puck during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) dives backwards to corral the puck during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Brandon Sutter (20) goal ties the game late during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Brandon Sutter (20) goal ties the game late during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks celebrate the goal during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks celebrate the goal during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) scores the game winner on a breakaway during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) scores the game winner on a breakaway during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10NHL 2017: Canucks vs Predators JAN 10January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators celebrate the OT win during a hockey match between the Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators celebrate the OT win during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)