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Playoffs getting its fill of overtime games

Eight games in second round have been decided in extra time, tying NHL record

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

NHL teams have been working overtime at a record pace during the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Nashville Predators' overtime win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bridgestone Arena on Monday was the eighth game to extend into the extra time during the second round, the most since the 16-team format was introduced in 1980 and equaling a record accomplished twice (1996, 2001), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Arvidsson unlikely hero for Predators in Game 6

Rookie scores 2:03 into OT to force Game 7 against Sharks

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

Arvidsson's overtime winner

SJS@NSH, Gm6: Arvidsson's backhander wins it in OT

R2, Gm6: Viktor Arvidsson roofs a backhander from the left circle past Martin Jones in overtime to give the Predators a 4-3 victory in Game 6

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NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators were ecstatic to see Viktor Arvidsson score 2:03 into overtime of Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

Yes, they were happy for the 23-year-old Swedish rookie, who scored the first Stanley Cup Playoff goal of his career to force Game 7 in this Western Conference Second Round series, but they were almost as excited that the goal came so quickly.

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Predators prove their mettle once again

Nashville rallies for Game 6 overtime win against Sharks to avoid elimination

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- Character is easy to talk about but much harder to prove.

The Nashville Predators proved their mettle once again Monday.

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Sharks hope home dominance continues in Game 7

Road team is 0-6 in second-round series against Predators

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The San Jose Sharks are hoping the trend of the home team winning each game continues in Game 7 of their Western Conference Second Round series against the Nashville Predators at SAP Center on Thursday.

Forward Viktor Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime to give the Predators a 4-3 victory in Game 6 at Bridgestone Arena on Monday. The Sharks led 2-0 in the first period and 3-2 in the third, but the Predators were able to come back and win.

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Instant analysis: Sharks at Predators, Game 6

Predators stay alive for second straight series, Sharks face franchise-defining Game 7

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators extended this Western Conference Second Round series with a 4-3 victory in Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks on Monday at Bridgestone Arena.

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Predators top Sharks in OT, force Game 7

Arvidsson scores at 2:03 to help Nashville avoid elimination

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Viktor Arvidsson scored the first Stanley Cup Playoff goal of his career at 2:03 of overtime to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

The best-of-7 series is tied 3-3. Game 7 will be in San Jose on Thursday.

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Tierney puts Sharks up two in first

Forward scores goals 1:56 apart in Game 6 against Predators

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Tierney's two-goal 1st period

SJS@NSH, Gm6: Tierney nets a pair in the 1st period

R2, Gm6: Chris Tierney beats Pekka Rinne twice in the 1st period of Game 6 to give the Sharks an early lead

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San Jose Sharks forward Chris Tierney scored twice in 1:56 in the first period of Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.

Tierney made it 1-0 at 9:55 when he deflected a shot from defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic through a screen and past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. The play was reviewed but upheld after it was determined that Tierney's stick was below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck.

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Video Review: SJS @ NSH - 9:55 of the First Period

Tierney's stick was at or below height of crossbar; good goal San Jose

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Situation Room: SJS vs. NSH

Situation Room: Tierney's goal stands

R2, Gm6: Following video review, it's determined that Chris Tierney's deflection occurred below the crossbar, and his 1st-period goal stands

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At 9:55 of the first period in the Sharks/Predators game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that Chris Tierney's stick was at or below the height of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the Nashville net. According to Rule 38.4 (vi) "The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick in relation to the crossbar. If the puck makes contact with the portion of the stick that is at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed." Good goal San Jose.

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Sharks' cat Jo Paw-velski gets two linemates

San Jose also comes up with purr-fect mascot to honor good-luck charm

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sharks let black cat on ice

NSH@SJS, Gm1: Sharks bring black cat to Game 1

R2, Gm1: A black cat runs past the bench, hoping the Sharks can turn fortune in their favor before Game 1

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Jo Paw-velski is becoming a star in San Jose. No kitten.

The black cat that became an internet sensation when it walked in front of the San Jose Sharks bench before Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round got two linemates Monday and reached life-sized mascot status Saturday. 

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5 Keys: Sharks at Predators, Game 6

Nashville to feed off home crowd facing elimination; San Jose will continue to pressure opponent's defense

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks play Game 6 of their Western Conference Second Round series at Bridgestone Arena on Monday (9 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVA Sports 2). San Jose leads the best-of-7 series 3-2.

Here are 5 Keys for Game 6:

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