Rinne robs Couture, Donskoi back-to-back with spectacular pad saves

Though Pekka Rinne likely wouldn’t take the credit, the Nashville Predators would almost certainly heap praise on their veteran netminder if asked why the team was able to get by the Anaheim Ducks in seven games in the first round. And through two games of the second-round series against the San Jose Sharks, it’s been Rinne who has given Nashville a chance in both tilts with...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Rinne with back-to-back fantastic saves

Check this out, Pekka Rinne makes great back-to-back stops against the Sharks.
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Predators edge Ducks in Game 7, 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators clung to a small lead for two full periods, scrambling and dodging and stopping everything the Anaheim Ducks could throw at them.They hung on until the final horn, emerging triumphant from their first Game 7 and opening a new chapter in Smashville hockey.The Ducks were left with the same strange story to tell for another...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators are the best team in the history of the NHL in Game 7’s

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 27: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators tackle David Perron #57 of the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center on April 27, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Last night in...
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WATCH: 3 Stars of the Night: Rinne sends Ducks packing

Pekka Rinne saved his best for last making a series-high 36 stops in a Game 7 win while Shane Prince had the first two-goal playoff game of his career and John Tavares scored the game-winner for the Islanders.
Via SportsNetCanada
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Predators win their first Game 7, but reward is San Jose

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Nashville Predators' celebration of a landmark moment in franchise history consisted of a few minutes of excitement in the Honda Center dressing room with a 14-year-old Nelly song blaring in the background. By outlasting the Anaheim Ducks in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night, the Predators won a playoff round for only the third time ever. Facing Game 7 pressure...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Predators ride Pekka Rinne to 2-1 win as Ducks suffer another Game 7 elimination

ANAHEIM – The preseason pick by many to play for the Stanley Cup and even pass the silver chalice never got within shouting distance of it, trudging dejectedly off the ice just like previous versions did. Game 7 is the bogeyman that terrorizes the...
Via The OC Register
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WATCH: 3 Stars of the Night: Rinne rocks!

Pekka Rinne made some huge saves to force a game seven with the Ducks while teammate James Neal had two points including the game-winner and Troy Brouwer netted the series clinching goal for the Blues.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith, Rinne lead Predators to 3-2 win over Ducks in Game 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Sunday night. Shea Weber and Mattias Ekholm also scored as the Predators took a 2-0 playoff series lead for the first time in franchise history...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Rinne ready for new start in postseason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The postseason offers the opportunity for a fresh start, and Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne couldn't be happier. Rinne had what amounts to a challenging season for the three-time Vezina Trophy finalist, who also earned his second All-Star game nod. He ranks ninth with 34 wins and posted a 2.48 goals-against average, a jump from the 2.18 GAA he posted just...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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