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Feb 18, 2017
Rotoworld
Pekka Rinne will get the nod against the Wild on Saturday.
On the Forecheck Feb 18, 2017
Nashville Predators 2, Minnesota Wild 5: Zucker & Granlund Are Good

Nashville Predators 2, Minnesota Wild 5: Zucker & Granlund Are Good

Bye weeks, huh? The Predators lost 5-2 to the Wild in their return to the ice after a long bye week. It was yet another night of frustrating inconsistency from the Preds, while the Wild looked like their usual goal-scoring, puck-stopping selves. The Preds found themselves in the penalty box early and often. They drew five penalties in the first period, which led to three power plays for the Wild. Mikael Granlund capitalized on one of those power plays, pouncing on a rebound in front of Pekka Rinne, making it a 1-0 hockey game. There wasn’t much offense from the Preds in the first period,...
Rotoworld Feb 18, 2017

Pekka Rinne gets nod vs Wild on Saturday - Pekka Rinne (G) Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne will get the nod against the Wild on Saturday.
On the Forecheck Feb 15, 2017
The Difference In This Year’s Pekka Rinne And Last Year’s Pekka Rinne

The Difference In This Year’s Pekka Rinne And Last Year’s Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne has been good at stopping pucks this season, but how do this year’s numbers stack up to the numbers he posted a year ago? Heading into this season a lot of eyes were on Pekka Rinne. There were plenty of headlines stating that the Nashville Predators will be a Stanley Cup contender if Rinne posts above-average numbers. The big Finn caught plenty of criticism during the 2015-16 season and rightly so as he posted his worst full-season save percentage in a Nashville sweater at .908. That .908 save percentage was in fact the 10th worst among all NHL goalies with at least 1,510...
On the Forecheck Feb 13, 2017
Monday's Dump & Chase: Hockey Vacation

Monday's Dump & Chase: Hockey Vacation

There's no better way to start a mandatory work vacation than with an explosive comeback victory over central division rivals. Nashville Predators News & Notes Preds Score Five Unanswered, Come Back to Top Stars - Nashville PredatorsThe Predators never cease to amaze. In a game that seemed pretty hopeless no one expected a third period comeback like that. Predators rally to beat Stars - The TennesseanThe only thing that would have made this game better would have been a hat-trick from Roman Josi...or if Pekka Rinne could have made that empty net goal happen. Bridgestone would have...
Litter Box Cats Feb 12, 2017
Panthers open road trip with 7-4 win over Predators

Panthers open road trip with 7-4 win over Predators

Cats rock and roll in Music City The Florida Panthers bounced back from Thursday night’s disappointing home loss to the Los Angeles Kings with a 7-4 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Jonathan Huberdeau (1G/2A) and Vincent Trocheck (2G/1A) each had three points to power Florida’s offense to a season-high seven goals. Nick Bjugstad delivered the key goal, scoring on a beautiful backhand 28 seconds after Viktor Arvidsson tied the game at two in the second period. Trocheck beat Pekka Rinne 29 seconds after that on breakaway to send the venerable goalie to the bench for...
Boston Herald Feb 5, 2017
Mrazek, Green lead Red Wings past Predators 1-0

Mrazek, Green lead Red Wings past Predators 1-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Petr Mrazek was ready for everything the Nashville Predators threw at him Saturday night — and they had plenty to offer.Mrazek made 42 saves, Mike Green scored in the first period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Predators 1-0 on Saturday night.I thought right from the onset, I looked at Petr and thought, Thats the Petr I know, Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. When hes got tons of confidence, he looks big in the net. I thought he was excellent tonight right from the get-go.Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for Nashville, which has lost two of three.A lot of quality looks...
On the Forecheck Feb 4, 2017
Nashville Predators 0, Detroit Red Wings 1: Mrazek Stops Preds, Posts 42-Save Shut Out

Nashville Predators 0, Detroit Red Wings 1: Mrazek Stops Preds, Posts 42-Save Shut Out

Roman Josi made his return for the boys in gold! Before the game, the team announced they have acquired former Predator Vernon Fiddler from the New Jersey Devils for a 2017 fourth round pick. Both teams come out with their NOS buttons pushed and there is speed to burn on both ends of the ice. Some pretty good saves by both Pekka Rinne and Petr Mrazek and this looks like it’s shaping up to be a defensive battle. Mike Green puts Detroit up 1-0 on a funky play; bodies, sticks, and puck were everywhere. The Preds come out flat in the second period. They lost the intensity and fight that...
Boston Herald Feb 3, 2017
Rinne stops 31 shots, Predators beat Oilers 2-0

Rinne stops 31 shots, Predators beat Oilers 2-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne is on quite a streak against the Edmonton Oilers.Rinne stopped 31 shots for his 42nd career shutout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night.Rinne beat the Oilers for the eighth straight time — including three shutouts — and improved to 17-6-1 in his career against them.Its funny how it goes sometime — you have a lot of success against one team and for me, it seems to be that team, Rinne said. I try not to pay attention to those things too much. Every time, its a new game and a new challenge. This year, they...
FOX Sports Feb 2, 2017
Predators LIVE To Go: Rinne shuts out Oilers, Preds win 2-0

Predators LIVE To Go: Rinne shuts out Oilers, Preds win 2-0

Predators LIVE To Go: Rinne shuts out Oilers for 2-0 Preds win
FOX Sports Feb 2, 2017
Rinne stops 31 shots, Predators beat Oilers 2-0

Rinne stops 31 shots, Predators beat Oilers 2-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots for his 42nd career shutout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
PensBurgh Feb 1, 2017
Breaking down Trevor Daley’s Slapshot Goal against the Predators

Breaking down Trevor Daley’s Slapshot Goal against the Predators

The Penguins veteran defenseman joined the rush and scored a beautiphot goal against Pekka Rinne It’s always fun watching a defenseman with the skating ability of someone like Trevor Daley join the rush and score a fun goal, and this one definitely fits the bill. I think this goal fits a good example of what Jesse Marshall from the Pensblog wrote about yesterday, with how the Penguins D-Zone system overloads one side of the ice. Let’s take a better look at how quickly this came together and how Trevor Daley found himself with a world of space to work with. ...
Boston Herald Jan 27, 2017
Smith scores twice in 3rd, Predators beat Blue Jackets 4-3

Smith scores twice in 3rd, Predators beat Blue Jackets 4-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators won't mind the weekend off for the All-Star break. They just hope they can pick up next week where they left off.The Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves looking for some answers.Craig Smith tied his career high by scoring two goals in the third period, and the Predators held off Columbus 4-3 Thursday night in the final outing for both teams before the All-Star Game.Nashville goes into the break 7-1-1 over its last nine."Oh, it's huge. It's a big difference, instead of losing this game and going to break," Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne said....
On the Forecheck Jan 22, 2017
Nashville Predators 4, Minnesota Wild 2: Forsberg Scores Twice to Lead Road Comeback

Nashville Predators 4, Minnesota Wild 2: Forsberg Scores Twice to Lead Road Comeback

Filip Forsberg is hotter than hot, y’all. The Predators pulled out a gutsy, come-from-behind win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. Down 2-0 early, the Preds looked outmatched. But they put on their big boy pants and scored three goals in the 3rd period to take two points on the road. Things did not start out great for the Preds. Mikael Granlund scored for Minnesota just over two minutes into the game, followed up a few minutes later by Jason Pominville. The good news is that it didn’t get much worse on the scoresheet—the Preds can thank Pekka Rinne for that. If not for his...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 22, 2017
Wild get Foursberg’d; fall prey to Nashville

Wild get Foursberg’d; fall prey to Nashville

Minnesota took the ice on the second night of a back-to-back hoping to cement their great start and continue vying with Chicago for lead of the division. The Predators put up a fight, and proved too much for the Wild. Despite an early lead, the Preds hit the gas and didn’t look back; while they didn’t take the lead till the third period, even a point for the Wild would have been highway robbery. The game couldn’t have started better for Minnesota. Mikael Granlund scored just over two minutes in with a slick between-the-legs pass to himself and dipsy-doodle around Pekka Rinne. Things...

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