CRAIG SMITH GOAL PREDATORS
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By Alex Daugherty

Craig Smith scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Saturday night, evening up the series between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars at one game apiece.

It was Craig Smith’s first ever playoff overtime winning goal, which is interesting for a guy who has been on so many good playoff teams in franchise history. Incidentally, Smith is also a guy some in the locker room consider to be the “identity of the team.”

“I think when he plays he exudes, kind of, the identity of our team,” P.K. Subban said of Craig Smith after the game. “The way he plays, knees bent, he pounds his legs, gets in on the forecheck, great energy every shift. When he does that, he’s one of our best players every night.”

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