When two teams score within the first four minutes of a game, it typically means that plenty of more offense is on the way.
And when the Flyers (8-10-5) and Nashville Predators each lit the lamp just four minutes into Friday afternoon's contest, it looked like the game would have all the makings of a high-offense shootout -- the kind that the NHL has needed. However, both teams proved why their offenses have been struggling as of late, as that 1-1 score lasted for much of the game.
As the game headed into 3-on-3 overtime -- which seemed all but inevitable as the game remained tied -- the usual fast pace and excitement that comes with the still-new format was in full force. But the Predators (12-6-4) took what would ultimately result in a costly too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty, allowing Shayne Gostisbehere to score his second overtime winner and third goal of his young season.