The Nashville Predators earned a point and moved into a tie with the Calgary Flames Tuesday night in their overtime loss to the New York Islanders. It was a night of a couple firsts in the regular season home finale. Defenseman Brad Hunt made his debut with the Predators since being claimed off waiver on January 17. Miikka Salomäki also played his first game for Nashville since October 15, 2016 following a string of injuries and conditioning stints.
In the post game video above, defenseman Matt Irwin speaks on the mindset after clinching a playoff berth as well as scoreboard watching, Brad Hunt on his debut and Miikka Salomäki on finally returning to the NHL game.