Predators force another Game 7 by beating Sharks 4-3 in OT

Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, left, during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Sharks are Chris Tierney (50) and Joel Ward (42). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

Arvidsson jumped the puck between three Sharks and skated up the left side before throwing a backhander past goaltender Martin Jones.

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.

Colin Wilson, Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville.

Logan Couture scored a power-play goal in the third for San Jose, and Chris Tierney had two goals in the first period.

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