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Hockey Wilderness Jan 20, 2015
Do you want the good news or the bad new first? If you said anything other than "bad" you're wrong. Bad News: The Wild are back to losing. They only let in 3 goals, which isn't great, but y'know what, the third doesn't matter because they only scored one. One goal ain't gonna get it got. Then again, this is the same team that hung five goals on Pekka Rinne and lost, so who knows? Good News: The Wild have a chance to start a new streak tonight, when they play the Red Wings. Last time I remember the Wild playing the Red Wings, they did this and I was there to see it... so here's hoping. For...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 16, 2015
Nashville hadn't won a game without Rinne in net, prior to Friday's contest against Washington.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey Jan 16, 2015
With Pekka Rinne on the injured shelf for three to five weeks because of a knee injury, the Nashville Predators are looking to Carter Hutton to carry ...
Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2015
Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Barry Trotz returns "home" as the Caps take on the Preds, Backstrom hangs on to his silver medal, and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight's homecoming game against the Predators from Vogs, NHL.com, AP, and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at On the Forecheck for the other side of tonight's matchup. The Preds will be without stud goaltender Pekka Rinne, who was injured in Wednesday's win over Vancouver and is out until at least February. [Tennessean, AP] Welcome to the "Barry Trotz returns...
Rotoworld Jan 15, 2015
Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.
On the Forecheck Jan 14, 2015
Interesting Timbits of information in the Caps' coach presser tonight. The Washington Capitals just shut out the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, thanks to Braden Holtby's 21-save shutout. For some reason, many of the questions asked to Barry Trotz in the postgame presser were about Friday's game. An rather intriguing piece of information made its way over the Twittersphere during that time. From Alex Prewitt, Capitals' beat writer for The Washington Post: Trotz just said he thinks Pekka Rinne will be out a couple weeks.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) January 15, 2015 As we all know, Pekka...
On the Forecheck Jan 13, 2015
Ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod. Pekka Rinne left Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks after Chris Higgins slid into him and they each collided into the boards. After talking with the trainers and stretched near the bench, Rinne went down the tunnel, leaving us all to speculate about the worst possible scenarios. We didn't get hopeful news as the game went on. Rinne-- lower body. Will not return— Willy Daunic (@WillyD1025) January 14, 2015 Crap. The extent of the injury is unknown at this time. It could be something extremely precautionary, and the Predators want to keep their...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 13, 2015
The best weekly individual performers from around the NHL. Each week three forwards, two defensemen, and a goaltender are selected as the players who comprise the NHL's elite for that week of action. This week in the NHL 48 total games were played among the 30 franchises and there were some stellar performances to say the least. For example, the St. Louis Blues exploding offensively for 17 total goals in just three games including a four goal night for David Backes against Arizona, Melker Karlsson scoring a goal in five consecutive games for the San Jose Sharks, or Pekka Rinne backstopping...
Litter Box Cats Jan 12, 2015
News around the Cats continues to be of best kind... A couple of recent bytes over the past day... All Star Weekend to feature duo of Cats Making his fourth NHL All Star appearance, Roberto Luongo will join fellow netminders Corey Crawford (Chicago), Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus), Carey Price (Montreal), Pekka Rinne (Nashville) and Jimmy Howard (Detroit; though a slight groin tear suffered Saturday may yet change his status for the game). Said Lou via the Miami Herald... "It is an honor and not only a reflection of myself but the way this team is playing," "It’s more of a team...
The Province Jan 12, 2015
NASHVILLE — David Poile says he was just hoping to create something different out of his hockey club, and say this for the man: The team is definitely different. But this? Nobody could say they saw this coming in Nashville. For 15 years the Predators were the little team that could and in one short season they’ve transformed themselves into Brock Lesnar. They sit first overall in the NHL. They have the all-star coach in Peter Laviolette. They have a Hart and Vezina candidate in Pekka Rinne. They have the Calder favourite in franchise-changing forward Filip Forsberg. And that still only...
The Province Jan 12, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne never feared his NHL career might have been ended by an E. coli infection that shut down the Nashville Predators goaltender for 51 games last season.
On the Forecheck Jan 11, 2015
In case you haven't checked the standings, your Nashville Predators have the best record in the entire NHL. First (and only) team with 60 points, 4 points up on Chicago with a game in hand. Sure, we're "only" at the halfway point, and there's a lot of hockey to be played, but is this thing really happening this year? I'm predicting yes...and should the Cup presentation happen in Nashville, the commish will NOT be booed for like the first time in forever. Register your own votes in the poll after the links... Nashville Predators News Pekka Rinne carries Predators' load again-The...
On the Forecheck Jan 10, 2015
This is magical. But one guy short of a perfect scenario. Nashville will be well represented in Columbus later this month for the (sometimes) annual All-Star Game. The virtual locks were Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber, but joining them on their short flight north will be Filip Forsberg who will be participating in the Skills Competition. That's more fun than the actual game, right? WHY WERE THEY CHOSEN? Shea Weber: He's 5th in points, one of 6 defenders with 10 goals or more, and is having a darn good season in his own right. Plus, people want to see him vs. Zdeno Chara for the hardest shot in...
Hockey Wilderness Jan 10, 2015
Pekka Rinne That's all that needs to be said. But since that won't suffice for a recapitulation, here's the rest of the game. The Nashville Predators came into Saturday's matinee on top of the NHL standings. The Wild were getting Zach Parise back in the line-up. The Wild out-shot the Predators for most the game but missed power play opportunities, costly giveaways, and great goaltending by Rinne did the Wild in. Minnesota did come out with some jump in the first period. In fact, it looked a lot like the kind of pressure we saw for the majority of the Blackhawks game. But an awful...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jan 10, 2015
The Habs and Pens meet again tonight as the race for 1st in the Eastern Conference continues to be tight. The official halfway mark of the season comes for both the Habs and Pens tonight who will each be playing their 41st games. Halfway-mark season awards are being awarded on most hockey news websites. Carey Price still gets second-level rispek, being placed on some lists as the runner-up for the halfway season Vezina, behind the likes of Pekka Rinne and Ben Bishop. We can argue all day about this team not getting the respect they deserve (with other fan bases or even among ourselves, in...
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