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Dec 16, 2014
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Pekka Rinne continued his stellar season on Tuesday as he blocked 33 of 35 shots en route to a 3-2 shootout win over Boston.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Dec 17, 2014

Wednesday Morning Skate: Acceptable Losses

It feels like a lot of the games the Bruins are losing this year are "acceptable," so to say. Many of them, viewed individually, wouldn't be that bad if you plugged them into any of the last 5 or so years. But they've been adding up. Last night's game was exactly the sort of game I'm talking about. Shootout loss while dropping 2 on Pekka Rinne? That's a fine way to end a 3+ game win streak. Not so much when it comes after the mess the Bruins have made of the season so far. It's frustrating to watch in aggregate. And if it keeps up, we might not even get to watch them completely fall apart...
Rotoworld Dec 16, 2014

Pekka Rinne stymies Bruins in SO - Pekka Rinne (G) Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne continued his stellar season on Tuesday as he blocked 33 of 35 shots en route to a 3-2 shootout win over Boston.
Fear The Fin Dec 14, 2014

Sharks overcome vintage Rinne performance for sixth straight home win

Antti Niemi posted a shutout as the Sharks climbed to third place in the Pacific. Fueled by a dominant first period showing, the Sharks managed to overcome a spectacular performance by Pekka Rinne to notch their sixth straight home victory and their seventh win overall in their last eight games while downing an upstart Nashville Predators team in the process. San Jose outshot the Predators, who had the fourth-best even strength shot differential in the NHL coming into this game, 29-11 through two periods, forcing Rinne to make a host of difficult saves to keep Nashville within one following...
On the Forecheck Dec 9, 2014

Nashville Predators 3, Colorado Avalanche 0: Rinne, Forsberg Lead The Way

The Predators pulled out a win over the Avalanche Tuesday night. All is right with the world again. The Nashville Predators went into the Pepsi Center, which tastes exactly like the Coca-Cola Center, and beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0. You'll never guess who scored... If you were late tuning in and you missed the Filip Forsberg goal, you pretty much missed the best part. As we've said about other games, this was a bit of a clunker offensively, but the Preds pulled it out. Pekka Rinne was a stud in goal tonight, stopping all 26 shots by the injury plagued Avalanche. Two points! Division...
On the Forecheck Dec 4, 2014

Super Pekka v. Average Pekka: Quantifying the Difference

Pekka Rinne has started the season off well to say the least. How long can his play continue and what can we expect when it regresses? Pekka Rinne has been able to play the best hockey of his career so far this season. Seriously, Rinne's numbers right now are the best in his career, outperforming his previous career best 5on5 save percentage from 2010-11 by almost a full percentage point. There is virtually no way he can sustain this for an entire season. As I wrote about recently, the Predators are playing well, but their 5on5 PDO indicates luck is also on their side. The good news is...
On the Forecheck Dec 1, 2014

Filip Forsberg Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November; Pekka Rinne Named 3rd Star

Everybody's favorite player has been named Rookie of the Month for November! He finished the month with 9 goals (including 3 game-winners) and 6 assists, bringing his season points total to 23. Not too shabby. [LINK] Pekka finished the month with 10 wins, bringing his league-leading total to 16. He's also second in GAA and Sv%. [LINK] Oh, and in case you missed it, the Preds are #1 in the new ESPN power rankings. No big deal.
On the Forecheck Nov 27, 2014

Nashville Predators 1, Edmonton Oilers 0: Pekka and Filip Save Thanksgiving

The Turkey Day showdown started off slow, but finished with a bang. The Edmonton Oilers joined the Nashville Predators for some after-dinner festivities on Thanksgiving Night. Nashville wanted to keep the struggling team from ruining the day for the second year in a row. They didn't do a very good job at first, letting the Oilers walk away with the majority of the scoring chances early. The Predators attempted here and there to claw back, but for the majority of the night Edmonton was outplaying and out hustling them. Thanks to some more superhuman work from Pekka Rinne, the game was able...
On the Forecheck Nov 26, 2014

Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Nashville Calling

The rest of the league is starting to pay a little more attention to the Preds after last night's impressive win over LA. They're now 7-3 in their last ten games and still have a slight footing at the top of the Central division standings. Even though I'm still weary of their slow special teams development, I'm impressed by a 4th in the league goal differential of +16. Nashvile Predators News No doubt about it, Preds goalie Pekka Rinne back on top of his game | Yahoo Sports Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne has returned to Vezina Trophy calibre after two years of hip woes and...
LA Kings Insider Nov 25, 2014

Game 22 Preview: Los Angeles at Nashville

Los Angeles Kings (11-6-4) at Nashville Predators (13-5-2) Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m. PT Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Referees: #20 Tim Peel, #32 Tom Kowal Linesmen: #90 Andy McElman, #82 Ryan Galloway Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones 2014-15: 4 GP (3 GS) / 1-2-0 record / 1.83 GAA / .928 Sv% / 0 SHO Career vs Nashville: First appearance Last Game vs Nashville: First appearance 2014-15, Away: 1 (1) / 0-1-0 / 3.02 / .870 / 0 Nashville Projected Starting Goaltender – Pekka Rinne 2014-15: 17 GP (17 GS) / [...]
On the Forecheck Nov 20, 2014

Prince Filip and the Predators: Tempering Expectations

The Predators are off to a start no one saw coming, now even us here at On The Forecheck. Their possession numbers are strong, but are some aspects of their game too good to be true? Before I dive in, let me get one thing straight. The Predators are a good hockey team. I am not making the argument that they aren't good or don't deserve to be where they are at in the standings. I, am, however making the the argument that some of their success is unsustainable. The first line has virtually been carrying this team all year from a goal scoring standpoint while Pekka Rinne is putting up numbers...

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