Richardson’s OT Goal Sends Coyotes Past Predators In Qualifier Round

Arizona Coyotes

I told you all it would happen. This series shows that a solid goalie and speed can pull off the upset. Arizona was a huge underdog in this series. With a healthy Darcy Kuemper, Arizona became the favorite for me. Brad Richardson sent the Preds packing out of the bubble with his overtime winner to win game four 4-3. Arizona got its goals scored from Michael Grabner, Phil Kessel, Jordan Oesterle, and Brad Richardson (OT). Nashville sees their season slip away while getting goals from Matt Duchene, Victor Arvidsson, and Filip Forsberg.

What a moment for the Coyotes. Their last series win came against these Predators back in 2012. This was also the last time they were in the playoffs. Darcy Kuemper was the true MVP by stopping 49 of 52 shots, a season-high for him. The overtime goal by Richardson was his first goal and point of the series. Arizona will play the number two seed, which will be the loser of the Vegas and Colorado round-robin game. Congratulations Coyotes. As for the Predators? Pack your bags. The NHL has spoken.

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