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Roman Josi scores his 2nd goal 28 seconds into overtime as Predators beat Stars 5-4

Monday, 02.25.2013 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Roman Josi scores his 2nd goal 28 seconds into overtime as Predators beat Stars 5-4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Roman Josi scored his second goal 28 seconds into overtime, and the Nashville Predators edged the Dallas Stars 5-4 Monday night in a wild game featuring fights and a bloodied face — all in the second period.

Josi's slap shot helped Nashville end a two-game skid, and the defenceman also had two assists.

Mike Fisher, Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist each scored goals for Nashville. The last two losses had been shutouts, and the Predators ended a scoring drought at 133:43 after threatening the franchise-worst drought that reached 176:18 on Feb. 13 in an overtime win over San Jose.

Rookie Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith scored 25 seconds apart within the first 2 minutes of the second, and Vern Fiddler and Eriksson added a power-play goal apiece as the Stars matched their season high within the first 9:21 of the period. Michael Ryder had three assists.

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Obviously he's been my favorite goalie since I grew up. He's kind of close to my hometown so I've been watching him my whole life. It's a pretty special moment for me to score two goals on Lundqvist in such an important game as this.

— Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky after scoring his first two Stanley Cup Playoff goals against his childhood idol Henrik Lundqvist