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www.bostonherald.com Apr 21, 2018
Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the first two, but will have a chance Sunday to push this series to a seventh game after rallying with two goals in the final 4:11.Gabriel Landeskog started the rally with his goal into an empty net with Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne caught outside the crease with his own...
Puck Prose Apr 19, 2018

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne should win Vezina Trophy

After falling short several times, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne deserves to win his first Vezina Trophy Each season, the Vezina Trophy goes to the best goaltender in the NHL. Any award including “best” or “most valuable” in its description is subjective and should be treated as such. This season, the Vezina Finalists are Nashville […] Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne should win Vezina Trophy - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Sportsnet.ca Apr 19, 2018
Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche in Game 4

Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche in Game 4

Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
CBC News Apr 19, 2018
Predators withstand late flurry to take control of series against Avalanche

Predators withstand late flurry to take control of series against Avalanche

Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Last Word on Hockey Apr 18, 2018
2018 NHL Awards Top Contenders

2018 NHL Awards Top Contenders

With another hockey season done and dusted its time to divert attention slightly to the 2018 NHL Awards. The finalists are to be announced day by day starting April 17 with the Vezina Trophy Finalists. It is an opportune time for discussion and predictions on who will receive the honours this year. 2018 NHL Awards Top Contenders Vezina Trophy The Vezina Trophy is awarded to the goalie adjudged to have had the best overall season across the NHL. This year finalists have never been nominated before and are representing record-breaking teams this season. Pekka Rinne It is no surprise that...
Puck Prose Apr 18, 2018

Anaheim Ducks: John Gibson should have been a Vezina Trophy finalist

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson’s absence from the list of Vezina Trophy finalists is baffling. Each year, NHL general managers vote on the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league’s top goaltender. On Tuesday, April 17, the list of the top three finishers, or finalists, was released. Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, Connor Hellebuyck […] Anaheim Ducks: John Gibson should have been a Vezina Trophy finalist - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Mile High Hockey Apr 17, 2018
Colorado Avalanche grab a 5-3 victory in Game 3

Colorado Avalanche grab a 5-3 victory in Game 3

The series now stands at 2-1 in favor of Nashville with a Game 5 guaranteed Two teams going opposite directions met in Game Three of the first round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators. The home team would again prevail as the Avalanche held on to win 5-3 and cut into Nashville’s now 2-1 series lead to make things at least interesting. The Avalanche needed to get out to a fast start and grab the first goal again and did just that when Blake Comeau perfectly tipped a Carl Soderberg shot past Pekka Rinne less than two minutes into the contest. What had...
CBC News Apr 17, 2018
MacKinnon scores twice as Avalanche hold on to beat Predators

MacKinnon scores twice as Avalanche hold on to beat Predators

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, including one as part of a three-goal first period and another to chase Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne from the game, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Predators 5-3 in Game 3 on Monday night to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.
Sportsnet.ca Apr 17, 2018
MacKinnon scores twice as Avalanche beat Predators in Game 3

MacKinnon scores twice as Avalanche beat Predators in Game 3

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, including one as part of a three-goal first period and another to chase Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne from the game, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Predators 5-3 in Game 3 on Monday night to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.
www.bostonherald.com Apr 15, 2018
Maple Leafs one of three NHL teams hoping home cookin' flips momentum

Maple Leafs one of three NHL teams hoping home cookin' flips momentum

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon is counting on 18,000 of his rowdy friends to give the Colorado Avalanche a little bit of an extra buzz.Maybe even throw Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne off his game.Trailing the top-seeded Predators 2-0 in the first-round series, the Avalanche return Monday (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN) to a building thats certainly been something to write home about this season. Their 28 wins at the Pepsi Center in the regular season tied the franchise mark held by the 2000-01 squad that went on to capture the Stanley Cup.We have lots of confidence here, said MacKinnon , whose team has...
On the Forecheck Apr 15, 2018
Offensive Surge from Watson, Arvidsson, & Fiala Secures Game 2 Win for Predators

Offensive Surge from Watson, Arvidsson, & Fiala Secures Game 2 Win for Predators

Nashville scores another five goals taking their series lead to 2-0 before heading to Colorado. After winning Game 1, it seemed like the Predators had figured out how to contain the speed of the Colorado Avalanche. Utilize their scoring depth and defend Pekka Rinne. Simple. Easy. Done. Then the puck dropped Saturday afternoon and it was Thursday night’s scare all over again. The Avs opened up the scoring with a goal from Gabriel Bourque with an assist from Colin Wilson. The Former Nashville Predators of Colorado were out for revenge, and to be honest, it hurt a little bit. Yuck. Much...
SFGate Apr 15, 2018

Predators master Avalanche again in NHL playoffs, lead series 2-0

Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban. The Nashville forward wound up with not only the first playoff goal of his career but the winner with 1:09 left as the host Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series. Hartman’s goal gave the Predators a 5-3 lead until Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. But the Avalanche couldn’t get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne. “I knew he...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 14, 2018
Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4

Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban.The Nashville forward wound up with not only the first playoff goal of his career but the winner with 1:09 left as the Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.Hartman's goal gave the Predators a 5-3 lead until Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. But the Avalanche couldn't get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne."I knew he made a shot toward the net, and I just wanted...
On the Forecheck Apr 13, 2018
Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne Carry Predators To Game One Victory

Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne Carry Predators To Game One Victory

The Avs certainly made it interesting, but an explosive 3rd period led to a big opening win for the Preds. The Predators gave everyone in Bridgestone Arena a nice scare last night. Despite being the overwhelming favorites in their series against the Avalanche, the Avs took two different leads in Game 1. The Avs’ speed looked to be overwhelming the Preds for the most part and for 40 minutes it looked like they might steal the first game. Then Filip Forsberg and the 3rd period happened. Thanks to two Forsberg goals—one of which will be on the highlight reel for a long time—the...
On the Forecheck Apr 13, 2018
Friday’s Dump & Chase: One Down

Friday’s Dump & Chase: One Down

Last night Filip Forsberg tied David Legwand and Shea Weber for most playoff points in franchise history. Go ahead and rewatch his goals as much as you want. Nashville News & Notes Predators hope for a Stanley Cup playoffs folk hero? Miikka Salomaki | The TennesseanSure, having a skilled team is great and all, but what you really need is a grinder to be a folk hero. Meet Nashville Predators' new catfish and its 'official keeper' | The TennesseanForget "keeper of the Cup", we have a "keeper of the fish". Inside Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne's renaissance | ESPNKorn hasn't been...

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