There’s 29.3 seconds left in the third period, and Vancouver’s clinging to a 3-2 lead. A win would earn a 3-1 stranglehold on the series; a loss would allow Nashville to tie up the series. Vigneault calls a timeout to sketch a set play off the faceoff.
Because he’s a left-handed shot, Henrik Sedin will take the draw against Mike Fisher. Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows line up on either side of him.
Henrik wins the puck back into the corner for Kesler. All the Predators move in that direction — but notice Burrows sprinting to the point.
Because Kesler’s a right-handed shot, he’s in perfect position to fire a hard shot around the boards. Erat is unable to stop him.
The puck rings around the boards and towards the point.
A sliding Burrows just beats Weber to the puck, as Henrik leaves the zone in anticipation of the pass.
Somehow the puck squirts past Burrows and Weber and up along the boards.
It’s up to Henrik to ice this now. He takes careful aim from the blue line …
… and hits the empty. Henrik finally has his first goal of the playoffs, and Vancouver finally has their first 2-goal lead of this series. Twenty-one seconds later, the horn sounds and the Canucks head home for a chance to finish off the pesky Predators.