NHL playoffs 2019: Predators’ Craig Smith ties series with overtime goal vs. Dallas

Just two games into Saturday’s slate of Stanley Cup playoff contests, there were already two overtime finishes. 

After Brooks Orpik boosted the Capitals to a 4-3 overtime win against Carolina, Predators’ right wing Craig Smith drilled a close-range shot five minutes into overtime to tie their series with Dallas at one win apiece.

Smith secured control of a loose puck in traffic and ripped a shot past Stars’ goaltender Ben Bishop to serve Bishop his first overtime loss in the postseason. The goal was Smith’s first of the 2019 playoffs and seventh postseason goal of his career. He now has three game-winning goals in the playoffs, which ties for the most in franchise history.

Craig Smith scored his third career game-winning goal in the #StanleyCup Playoffs, tied for the most in @PredsNHL history (w/ James Neal, Viktor Arvidsson and David Legwand). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/jhcNb4OH4W

The Stars will look to get their revenge at home on April 15.

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