February 13, 2018: Preds Score Four Unanswered to Beat Blues
Time to go back to the Presidents Trophy season of 2017-18. The Predators were taking on division rival St. Louis who wasn't too far behind them in the standings.
The Blues would race out to a 3-0 lead midway in the 2nd period and it looked like this just wasn't going to be the night for the Predators. They were in the midst of an outstanding season to this point, and were about to really go on a long stretch of winning after this comeback win.
The Predators would finally get on the board just over nine minutes into the 3rd period with a goal from Calle Jarnkrok, and the comeback was on with still 11 minutes left to keep chipping away.
Then a big penalty kill came up with the Predators still down two goals and under six minutes left in regulation. That's when, of all people, Austin Watson would get a shorthanded goal to stun the Blues power play and give the Predators a real chance to complete the comeback.
Watson again would score just over a minute later to tie the game at three, and then Filip Forsberg would win it in overtime on a penalty shot.
Safe to say Watson isnt getting any holiday cards from Preds fans in 2023, but at least on this night in 2018 he was the unlikely hero scoring twice to tie the game.