Posted February 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Pekka Rinne's solid play has been a major reason for the Nashville Predators' recent surge. The Vancouver Canucks seem to have his number, though. Rinne and the Predators seek a seventh win in their last eight games Tuesday night when they host the Canucks, who have won four straight meetings in Nashville and have chased the star goaltender twice this season. The Predators (32-17-4) got 42 saves from Rinne in Saturday's 3-1 win over St. Louis, improving to 12-2-2 against foes in the competitive Central Division. Nashville is one of four teams in the Western Conference's top six battling for the division crown. "The division is so hard, and we have to take all the points we can right now,'' said Martin Erat, who had a goal and two assists. "It's a battle to the end because in the end, we always have to play against St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago.'' If Rinne continues his stellar play, the Predators should find themselves in good pos...
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