Originally written on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 3/29/13
The Phoenix Coyotes scored five goals in 8:26 of the first period to chase Pekka Rinne from the Nashville goal and set the stage for a 7-4 win Thursday night. Rinne allowed three goals in the first 3:50 before getting yanked. Chris Mason came on in relief and gave up three more goals before Rinne started the second period and stayed on the ice. SPIN: Phoenix built a 5-0 lead on goals from Martin Hanzal, the first of two from Radim Vrbata, David Moss, Matthew Lombardi and Keith Yandle. Nashville answered back with goals from David Legwand and Richard Clune 30 seconds apart for a 5-2 game just 9:33 into the opening period. Vrbata scored again at 15:57 and Gabriel Bourque responded for Nashville at 16:29. Yeah, that’s a heckuva period. Rostislav Klesla picked up four assists in the first period for Phoenix. Rinne continues to concern me with his inability to put together good starts consecutively. I’d be looking for a backup plan just in case he continues to implode as we approach play...
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