Niederreiter, Wild top Predators 3-2 in overtime

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm •  Published: February 6, 2014
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"I was real impressed with our guys, the way that they approached this game," Yeo said. "I asked them for a playoff-type mentality coming into the game, and that's a lot to ask for in February when you're about to go on a long break, but they brought it."

Parise wasn't worried about a letup.

"I think we're all mature enough that we understood we have a game still before, and I don't think that was ever a concern about guys thinking about their flights tomorrow or their plans for the break," he said.

The Predators had a jarring start to their day, when television announcer Pete Weber was taken for emergency heart surgery and general manager David Poile was hit by an errant puck that flew off the ice during the morning skate and hit him in the face where he was standing behind the bench.

Poile was staying in a hospital overnight for observation and evaluation, the team said, and was unable to be present for the pregame ceremony the Wild held for all the Olympians in attendance for each team. Poile is the general manager for Team USA.

"There was some bad stuff that happened today, but we've got to come out and find a way to get two points," Hutton said. "Good for them. We weren't able to do it."

The Predators are in last place in the Central Division but still within striking distance of the playoffs.

"It was a good road point considering all the stuff that went on today," coach Barry Trotz said, adding: "We grind them out."

NOTES: Wild D Marco Scandella sat out due to a sprained knee sustained the previous game. LW Stephane Veilleux cleared waivers and was sent to AHL affiliate Iowa. ... Smith has 20 points and 12 goals in his last 23 games. ... Niederreiter has 12 points and a plus-six rating in his last 19 games.

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