The Calgary Flames handed the Nashville Predators their first loss of the season (3-2 via a shootout), but Derek Roy deserves a lot of credit for Nashville earning a standings point on Tuesday.
Roy, 31, cleared what obviously would have been a goal away at the last possible moment when Calgary was up 2-1:
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Here’s a freeze frame of that moment of truth:
Roy also provided a nice assist on Filip Forsberg’s 1-0 goal, even if Nashville’s lead only lasted about a minute and 15 seconds:
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An afterthought of a $1 million free agent pickup this summer, it’s easy to forget that Roy has 81, 70 and 69-point seasons to his name. Things have been rough for him the past few years, but perhaps he’ll be a great bargain pickup for Nashville and turn his career around?
If nothing else, he made an…
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