Preds take lead with overtime win

Posted on April 22, 2011

Preds take lead with overtime win The Nashville Predators have known nothing but heartbreak in their brief playoff history, and the Anaheim Ducks were only a few seconds away from adding to the pain as they nursed a lead in Game 5.

That's when captain Shea Weber scored on a slap shot that suggested these Predators might be different -- and early in overtime, Jerred Smithson put Nashville into uncharted post-season territory.

Smithson scored 1:57 into overtime, and the Predators moved to the brink of winning a playoff series for the first time, stunning the Ducks 4-3 on Friday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

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