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Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 26, 2015

2014-15 Game 75: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets

Looking for a bounce back win, the Canadiens face off against a desperate Jets team on the edge of the playoff picture in the West. It may have marked the end of a three game winning streak. It may come against a team in a slump. But with a solid effort against a solid team on Tuesday night, the Canadiens looked more like themselves. They went toe-to-toe with Nashville on possession and scoring chances. They challenged Pekka Rinne, and forced him to make a couple of the spectacular plays he is known to make. Tonight, they have to do it again, and against a team that is firmly in crunch...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 26, 2015

Canadiens vs Jets: Game preview, start time, & TV schedule

Can the Jets stay on pace for a first playoff berth, or will Montreal get a boost in the race for first overall? It may have marked the end of a three game winning streak. It may come against a team in a slump. But with a solid effort against a solid team on Tuesday night, the Canadiens looked more like themselves. They went toe-to-toe with Nashville on possession and scoring chances. They challenged Pekka Rinne, and forced him to make a couple of the spectacular plays he is known to make. Tonight, they have to do it again, and against a team that is firmly in crunch time. They'll have to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 25, 2015

Canadiens vs. Predators recap: Rinne wins the battle

In a game featuring the two best goaltenders in the National Hockey League right now, the Canadiens just couldn't get the bounces, and fell in overtime. These days, there is no music greater to the ears of Habs fans than the words "Carey Price starting." With those words, and he coming off two consecutive shutouts with his current exploits, you'd have to like the team's chances against almost anyone. Of course, the goaltender at the other end of the ice for the Predators would be a fellow Vezina trophy contender in the Pekka Rinne. Definitely a game to watch for any hockey fan that enjoys...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 24, 2015

Canadiens vs Predators Top Six Minutes: A very hard-earned point

As losses go, this one was quite palatable. For our new readers and members,Top Six Minutes is a lighthearted overview of the Habs game, and a continuation of the discussion threads usually happens in the comments. Full recaps are up the morning after every game. 1st period Everyone keeps talking about a 'Vezina showdown' tonight. Is Carey Price playing for the Predators as well?? I actually kind of feel bad for Pekka Rinne. He has put up great numbers, and in most seasons that would be good enough for a trophy. How many drinks do you think Caps management had the night they decided to...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 24, 2015

Canadiens vs Predators second period thread

The Habs trail 1-0 heading into the second period. The Predators got off to an early advantage by putting on the pressure with 5 shot attempts and 4 successful shots on net within the first 2:18 minutes played. The Habs amped up the pressure, suddenly tallying 10 shots on net between the 3 and 9 minute mark, but they were unable to beat Pekka Rinne. Mattias Ekholm put an end to Carey Price's shutout streak, and grabbed the first goal of the game. The Preds are good at making this matter, winning 80% of the games in which they scored first, while the Habs have been able to come back for the...
On the Forecheck Mar 24, 2015

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview: A Shooter's Nighmare

Two of the best goaltenders in the league square off tonight, hoping to push their teams closer to the summit of the standings. Several weeks ago, this would have been a battle of two President's Trophy contending teams and their Vezina/Hart worthy goaltenders. The first part is still technically true, even though the Predators are three points behind the Canadiens. However, while Pekka Rinne had his name squarely in NHL Awards talk, Nashville's fall back to Earth and Carey Price's continuing run of stellar play has all but ended that conversation. But there's still a score to be settled....
Die By The Blade Mar 22, 2015

Sabres at Predators recap: Rinne shuts out Buffalo 3-0

The Sabres couldn't get anything past Pekka Rinne last night and the Preds rolled to an easy 3-0 win. The story of this Buffalo Sabres season has been one of goaltenders. The Sabres have constantly faced backup netminders, while herculean efforts from their own starting goalies have given Buffalo many more wins than they actually deserve. Last night, the Predators played their starter while the Sabres finally played their backup, and the results were satisfyingly predictable. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to shut out the Sabres while the Preds received goals from Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and...
Hockey Wilderness Mar 17, 2015

HW Podcast Episode 030: Dubnyk for Hart?

Devan Dubnyk's Vezina/Hart Trophy Case is one of many things discussed this week on our podcast. Chris, Joe, and Tony sit down to discuss all of the goings-on with the Minnesota Wild in the last two weeks. Now available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio! Topics include: *First Impressions of Chris Stewart *A flukey win against the Blues *Who we want to see in a playoff series *Dubnyk for Vezina/Hart? *The tough schedule ahead *Why Justin Fontaine should never, ever, ever leave the lineup *Whether Pekka Rinne is dating Taylor Swift *David Backes’ favorite method of consuming kittens You can...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Mar 17, 2015

Tuesday Habs Links: Absolutely everyone is talking about Carey Price

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including an awesome piece about Carey Price, Max Pacioretty getting his own McDonald's burger, and the NHL to Las Vegas looking more and more like a done deal. Montreal Canadiens Links It's becoming increasingly evident that the hockey world just can't get enough of Carey Price. Ben Shpigel of the New York Times offers a great read on the Habs superstar, equipped with praise from the likes of fellow Vezina Trophy candidate Pekka Rinne, defenseman P.K. Subban and former teammate Thomas Vanek. [New York...
Anaheim Calling Mar 16, 2015

Ducks Comeback... Again... to Beat Preds 4-2

All the Ducks had going for them in the first 40 was the power play, but they only needed to play 20 minutes of dominant hockey to finish off the season sweep of Nashville. Final Score:  Ducks 4, Preds 2 The first five minutes of the game were entirely forgettable.  Nashville had three shots, the Ducks had zero, but really the game didn't get started in earnest until Mike Santorelli gave the Ducks a power play by clearing the puck over the glass. The power play was outstanding for the Ducks, but just a little bit better for Pekka Rinne.  Anaheim ended up putting six shots on goal...
LA Kings Insider Mar 15, 2015

March 14 postgame quotes: Nashville

Pekka Rinne, on the win: It feels good. Obviously one of the top teams and we played a great game. I thought defensively that was one of the better games in a long time. Obviously everybody knows that we’ve struggled a little bit here and that was huge win for us against a really good team. Rinne, on whether Viktor Stalberg got a lucky bounce on his goal: Yeah, for sure. I thought that, again their first goal, obviously you have to work hard [to] create some luck and create some bounces, but they got their first goal off a […]
On the Forecheck Mar 14, 2015

Saturday's Dump & Chase: OTF Watch Party Tonight!

Come on down to Brewhouse South tonight and scream at the TV with us! They've got 2 for 1 beers all night, great food, and we've got some really cool items from the Preds Foundation for you to bid on. All items come with a certificate of authenticity from the team, and the proceeds go directly to the Foundation, which does some amazing work in our community. Plus, the Preds are definitely going to win tonight, so why not share the experience with your fellow fans? Hope to see you there... Items up for auction tonight: Signed Roman Josi Jersey: Signed Pekka Rinne hat: Stick signed by...
Five For Howling Mar 10, 2015

Coyotes get one past Rinne, but only get one point in overtime

The Arizona Coyotes managed to beat Pekka Rinne once, but they ultimately fell to the Nashville Predators in overtime. The Arizona Coyotes got shut out by Carey Price on Saturday night. The hockey gods acknowledged this fact by giving them Pekka Rinne Monday night. Though Arizona would manage to score a goal on Rinne and the Nashville Predators, they were unable to hold off a desperate Nashville team in overtime, as they fell 2-1 in the extra frame. Early indicators suggested that this game was going to be tight all the way. The teams traded shots back and forth for much of the first...

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