Predators upend Capitals 3-1

Alexander Ovechkin can only look on as Martin Erat and the Predators celebrate their game-winning goal.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Colin Wilson scored with 24.3 seconds remaining in the third period and Pekka Rinne made 39 saves to give the Nashville Predators a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

In the final minute, Martin Erat carried the puck below the goal line, pulling Washington goaltender Tomas Vokoun with him. Erat calmly slid the puck to Wilson who had an open net to tap the puck into the net for his fourth goal of the season.

After two scoreless periods, Washington's Troy Brouwer opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the high slot that sailed over Rinne's right shoulder at 15:14.

Just 28 seconds later, Erat tied the game at 1 with a tap-in from the left post off a cross-crease feed from Nashville captain Shea Weber.