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Healthy outing: Weber powers Preds to OT win

Jan 31, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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It was far from clear that Shea Weber would even be able to play on Friday. He didn’t just play against the New Jersey Devils … he dominated.

The elite defenseman scored two goals (including the game-winner) to power the Nashville Predators’ 3-2 OT win against New Jersey.

It wasn’t just that he added offense; he was his usual do-everything self tonight, firing four shots on goal, delivering two hits and blocking four shots in 25:57 of ice time.

For some of the game, it seemed like Jaromir Jagr‘s ageless play would grab the headlines. Jagr hit the 48-point mark with a goal and an assist, but David Legwand spoiled his attempt to add to his NHL-record game-winning goals total by tying it up with 11 seconds left in the third.

That goal opened the door for Weber to score his 15th goal of the season, topping all NHL blueliners as of this writing.

Weber, 28, might get lost in the shuffle a bit with Nashville hovering around .500, but it would be foolish to leave him out of the Norris Trophy discussion. If he keeps this up, he’ll be impossible to ignore.

  1. opattytheirishrover - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    This gentleman is always fun to watch. I don’t think too many people who follow hockey will allow Mr. Webber to “get lost in the shuffle”.

    • ronhextaller - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      But so far Weber HAS been lost in the shuffle. He continues to play some of his best hockey and yet isn’t in any of the Norris discussions. It isn’t right. PHT is smart to point that out.

  2. 950003cups - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    When you score against the 2013/2014 Devils, they don’t credit you no matter how good you think you did. Cause our team sucks.

  3. opattytheirishrover - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:19 AM

    Keep your chin up “cups”, your team has an amazing a long history of winning. Currently not so much, but you should rest easy each night knowing the long and wonderful history them devils have!! I remember the first time I saw Marty play in person, amazing. So much to be thankful for.

    Peace be with you.

  4. Idaslapter - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Hard to imagine Weber being lost in the shuffle. He has been a candidate twice before and is having an amazing year.

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