Viktor Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators forced a deciding seventh game for their second straight series by beating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night.
The Sharks lead by the halfway point in the third but Colin Wilson tied it, forcing overtime.
Arvidsson jumped the puck between three Sharks and skated up the left side before throwing a backhander past goaltender Martin Jones.
In another do or die moment, Arvidsson scored the winning goal -- causing a massive uproar in the arena.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) May 10, 2016
“I got to tell you the fans tonight were incredible, it was unbelievable, when you come down from elimination games and you have a building like we do, the energy we draw from that, I can't even tell you how important that is for our group,” head coach Peter Laviolette said.
Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville.
No road team has won yet in this second-round series, and the franchise that had never forced a Game 7 until this postseason will play in its second straight with a berth in the Western Conference finals on the line.
The Predators also earned their first two-day break between playoff games this postseason with Game 7 on Thursday night in San Jose.