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NHL news, Feb. 28: Red Wings beat Predators

Red Wings beat Predators Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored a power-play goal midway through the third period to snap a tie Saturday as the Red Wings beat Nashville 4-3, leaving the Predators with consecutive home losses for the first time this season. After Detroit’s Alexey Marchenko tied it 3-3 at 3:56 of the third period, Tatar added the winner when he carried the puck toward the Nashville net and fired a backhander that deflected off Predators defenseman Roman Josi’s stick and past goalie Pekka Rinne. Brandon Pirri scored twice and Scottie Upshall netted the go-ahead goal with 5:58...
Hockey Wilderness Feb 26, 2015

Minnesota Wild plays patient defensive game; Beats Predators 4-2

It wasn't going to be easy to beat the National Hockey League's best team on their home ice. The Minnesota Wild did just that. If you would have told me the Wild, who were the first team to score five goals on Vezina candidate Pekka Rinne, would score three and an empty-netter to hand the Predators its fifth home loss of the season, and those goals would be scored by fourth liners, I would have laughed you out the door. But THAT JUST HAPPENED!!! Erik Haula, Kyle Brodziak, and Justin Fontaine combined for five points on the night including two goals. The first period featured a ton of...
Mile High Hockey Feb 24, 2015

Game 61 Recap: It's a Massacre

There is no way in hell this is the same team from the Bolts game. No way. Redmond and Briere scratched. Hejda back in the lineup. 1st Period Nathan Mackinnon with a quick release from a drop pass at the right point hits Roman Josi’s skate a scoots past Pekka Rinne on the first shot of the game.  What follows is a game-long dose of hockey karma because apparently the Avs have been murdering puppies or not washing their recycling or something deserving of a complete and utter domination by one of the best teams in the NHL. To whit, a mere handful of seconds later, a bad hop/whiff by...
On the Forecheck Feb 22, 2015

Sunday's Dump & Chase: Dear Nashville Predators...

The Sabres are dead-last (by SIX points) in the NHL. They lost every game in January. They are 3-5-1 in February. They have a -91 goal differential, which is not good. And also the worst in the league by almost 30 goals. They are TRYING to lose. Help them do it. PLEASE. Nashville Predators News Mike Santorelli, Cody Franson make Predators debuts-The Tennessean And Coach got a video tribute. Just Give Pekka Rinne the Vezina Already | Puckology Endorsed 1000%. Wild Best The Ads Again; lose 4-2 | Admirals Roundtable At least the fans in attendance picked up one of those "Teddy Roosevelt got...
Denver Post Feb 22, 2015
Pekka Rinne: Spotlight on the Predators goaltender

Pekka Rinne: Spotlight on the Predators goaltender

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (Associated Press file)Spotlight on... Pekka Rinne, goaltender, PredatorsWhen: Tuesday against the Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Pekka Rinne: Spotlight on the Predators goaltender

Pekka Rinne probably will be in the net when the Avs make their season's second visit to Music City.

Price is right and the Habs are benefiting big time

On the seventh day, Carey Price rested. The Canadiens’ Price did not face the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, giving us a chance to reflect, if not genuflect, upon Price’s work this season as the best goaltender this side of Nashville, if not the entire NHL. Price and the Predators Pekka Rinne are in a different goaltending […]
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2015

Pekka Rinne to start vs. Sharks on Tuesday - Pekka Rinne (G) Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne will get the start versus the Sharks on Tuesday night.
Hockey Wilderness Feb 17, 2015

All-NHL Team of the Week: Feb. 9-Feb. 15

Highlighting the best weekly performers from around the NHL to comprise an All-NHL team. Each week five skaters and one goalie are selected as the best of the best for that week of hockey action. This week marks the fifth installment of the All-NHL Team of the Week. For those of you who haven't been reading every week (where have you been?) here is a quick history of who was selected for the All-NHL weekly honor. Week One Forwards: David Backes, Ryan Johansen, and TJ Oshie Defensemen: Aaron Ekblad and TJ Brodie Goalie: Pekka Rinne Week Two Forwards: Kyle Okposo, Sidney Crosby, and Tomas...
Five For Howling Feb 13, 2015

Friday's Coyotes Tracks - Smitty's good, Pekka's better

Mike Smith is having a good February, but Pekka Rinne is having an amazing year. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks. Coyotes News The Arizona Coyotes have a lot of roster flexibility - Five For HowlingArizona's rebuild may go faster thanks to some deliberately short-sighted roster construction. Hanzal to have back surgery, likely out for season | ProHockeyTalkGuess he won't be traded before March 2. Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett touts team's power-play success - Arizona SportsAnd why shouldn't he? Who's Hot, Who's Not: Sizzlin' Smitty - Five For HowlingMike...
Winnipeg Free Press Feb 13, 2015

Predators' Rinne robs Jets blind

NASHVILLE — "Keep Calm We Have Pekka” read the flag at Bridgestone Arena Thursday night. That was a very wise strategy for the Nashville Predators. Goalie Pekka Rinne did a solo job on the Winnipeg Jets in as dominant a goaltending performance seen in some time. Point of fact, Rinne
Winnipeg Free Press Feb 13, 2015

Preds' Rinne robs Jets blind

NASHVILLE -- 'Keep Calm We Have Pekka" read the flag at Bridgestone Arena Thursday night. That was a very wise strategy for the Nashville Predators. Goalie Pekka Rinne did a solo job on the Winnipeg Jets in as dominant a goaltending performance seen in some time. Point of fact, Rinne has been...
On the Forecheck Feb 12, 2015

Nashville Predators 3, Winnipeg Jets 1: MVPekka

Preds win, Rinne was sensational, Forsberg was Forsberging... This game was must see TV! Oh wait... The Predators beat the Jets 3-1 in front of a raucous home crowd tonight. While your Forsbergs and Webers and Neals all did great things, this game belonged to Pekka Rinne. The Jets had so many scoring chances end with his glove, pad, stick, chest, face, toe, knee, etc. It was a little ridiculous. He was just ON. With 32 saves, it was probably the best non-shutout game he has played this year. The Jets looked like they were playing Pong with the goal crease. And by the way, the first team to...
Blueshirt Banter Feb 7, 2015

Rangers vs. Predators Recap: Rangers Fall Short in Nashville 3-2

Aside from a horrendous end to the second period, the Rangers put together a solid performance in Nashville, but fell by a final score of 3-2. The New York Rangers weren't able to get the job done this afternoon against the Nashville Predators, but there are plenty of positives to take away. Despite a slight collapse late in the second period, the Rangers actually controlled a majority of the play throughout the game, but the Rangers couldn't find a way to get more than two past Pekka Rinne. Cam Talbot also had a big game for the Rangers, and didn't really stand much of a chance on all...

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