Kessel scores in OT to lift Penguins past Predators
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Phil Kessel scored 41 seconds into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Chris Kunitz had the other goal for Pittsburgh, which won for the fourth time in five games.
James Neal scored for Nashville, which lost at home for the first time this season.
Less than a minute into overtime, Kessel took the puck toward the Nashville net on the left side. His first shot was denied by Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, but he was able to tap the rebound in for the win.