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Schedule Game 1 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com ArenaGame 2 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena Game 3 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone ArenaGame 4 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone Arena Game 5 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena, (if necessarily)Game 6 - Coyotes at Predators, Bridgestone Arena, (if necessarily)Game 7 - Predators at Coyotes, Jobing.com Arena, (if necessarily) Dates and times TBATV and RadioTV: TBARadio: Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Prior Meetings...October 13, 2011 - Coyotes 5, Predators 2 (Bridgestone Arena) - After starting the season 2-0 on the road, the Preds came home and looked flat in a game where little went their way. Paul Bissonnnette would not answer the call from Brian McGrattan in his first game as a Predator. Jason Labarbara got the win in goal.November 3, 2011 - Predators 3, Coyotes 0 (Jobing.com Arena) - Pekka Rinne signed a $49 million contract in the morning and then threw a 35 save shutout that night. That about says...
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The National Hockey League announced today that Pekka Rinne was one of three finalist for the 2012 Vezina Trophy that will be given out at the NHL Awards Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas on June 20.The Vezina Trophy is voted upon by NHL General Managers and goes to the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position."The other nominees are Henrik Lundqvist...
Just like last year, Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne has been named a Vezina Trophy finalist.
The Vezina Trophy is given out each year to the NHL’s top goaltender.
While completely deserving, there was some debate as to whether or not the Kempele, Finland native would be among the nominees this season. New York’s Henrik Lundqvist was considered the front runner through...
Mike Smith may have been the biggest surprise for many during Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But it is any surprise that he was overlooked for the Vezina Trophy final nominations?
Mike Smith, shown here in this file photo, arguably has the numbers to be nominated for the Vezina Trophy. He'll work the crease in Round 2 against Vezina finalist Pekka Rinne and...
NEW YORK (April 25, 2012) — Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today.
The general managers of the 30 NHL clubs submitted...
According to Nashville legend, Pekka Rinne played so little in his homeland of Finland that the Predators' scout who discovered him based his reports on what he saw in warmups.
According to actual league transactions, Mike Smith was waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning almost 14 months ago because he was the third choice behind starter Dwayne Roloson and backup Dan Ellis.
The first thing that comes to mind when breaking down the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals series between the Predators and Coyotes is how similar the two teams are. Both rely on systematic approaches. Both have good, underappreciated coaches behind the bench. Both have more depth than star power.Oh yeah, both have outstanding goaltending.The first round in the Western...
With the Chicago Blackhawks being shut out in Game 6 of their first round matchup against the Coyotes, Phoenix wins the series 4-2 and will face off against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Nashville went 2-2-0 against the Phoenix Coyotes this season, including Pekka Rinne’s 3-0 shutout after signing his 7 year contract with the Predators.
Excellent news for all three nominees for the Vezina Trophy. This is Rinne’s second straight nomination for the Vezina after finishing behind Tim Thomas last year.
The following is the press release obtained via the Predators public relations via the National Hockey League:
“LUNDQVIST, QUICK AND RINNE NAMED VEZINA TROPHY FINALISTS
NEW YORK (April 25, 2012) — Henrik Lundqvist...
The Nashville Predators will face the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs that will most likely begin on Friday or Saturday at the Jobbing.com Arena in Glendale Arizona.It will be a match that will feature two of the NHL's hottest goalies as well as top strategic coaches.Pekka Rinne and Mike Smith were the stars of their opening round series and quality...
Any team is happy to find one franchise player to build around. Detroit coach Mike Babcock looks at the Nashville Predators and sees three: goaltender Pekka Rinne, defensemen Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.
The trio reflects the Predators' approach of building a team from the net out. Rinne, Weber and Sutter are a key reason Nashville will be playing in the second round of the Western...
The Nashville Predators bogged down Detroit in the first round and the Phoenix Coyotes did the same to Chicago.
Now, after beating two of the NHL's most skilled teams, they move on to face a similar-looking opponent: each other.
Nashville and Phoenix, two teams that rely on superb goaltending and contributions throughout the lineup, kick off what's expected to be a tight...
First, David Poile. Next, Pekka Rinne. Now, Shea Weber.
The Nashville Predators will be well represented in Las Vegas come June.
The Preds captain is nominated for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. His fellow finalists are Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.
Chara, the captain of the Bruins, took third in last season’s voting...
I'm pretty sure most Eastern Conference teams would love to have a Jonathan Quick of their very own... or a Mike Smith, or a Pekka Rinne, or a Brian Elliott. Heck, a nice Cory Schneider would help any of the Eastern Conference teams out in a pinch. Quite frankly, the goaltending coming out of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals so far has been underwhelming at best. The most...
NEW YORK (April 25, 2012)—Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today.
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