Originally written December 05, 2011 on Smashville 24/7:
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It’s no secret that Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne isn’t playing his best hockey right now. He hasn’t recorded a win in his last six starts and boasts an .872 save percentage in that time. Rinne believes this is just a bump in the road in a long season.“I’m just staying positive and working hard,” he said on Monday. “There are no magic tricks (to get back on track). You can’t let these kinds of things rattle you or get inside your head. It’s all mental. The biggest thing is just to come to rink feeling fresh and put those last couple games behind you.“You can’t start worrying about things. When you face tough times you try to keep those periods of time as short as possible. This stretch here has been too long and I need to snap that. Everybody – myself included – needs to step up and get back to our game.”Anders Lindback picked up the Predators’ only two wins last week, but without hesitation, head coach Barry Trotz says Rinne will be between the pipes on Tuesday again
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