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PEKKA RINNE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nashville Predators: what to look for in the first round

On Saturday evening, the Nashville Predators played their final game of the regular season that resulted in a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. Despite a lackluster finish to the regular season, the Predators find themselves sitting in second place in the Central Division and facing a first-round matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks. The last and only time these two teams met in the postseason...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pekka Rinne the Best Goalie in the NHL Playoffs?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Is there enough left in the tank?

Just a season after trading away the franchise leader in points (David Legwand) and firing the only head coach (Barry Trotz) the franchise has had, the Nashville Predators have clinched a spot in the playoffs. The joy has been short lived, however, as fatigue seems to be getting the best of the sliding Predators. Nashville lost a crucial home game in overtime this past weekend to...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators Will Go As Far As Rinne Takes Them

View image | gettyimages.com Nashville is having arguably its best regular season since the 2006-07 season when it put up 110 points. The Predators, who are currently battling it out for the Central Division title with St. Louis and Chicago, have fell back to the pack after being the top division dog for most of the season. Nashville has also not had great success when in they...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Lose To Rinne And Predators 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking to claim a playoff spot and set the franchise record for wins as they took on the Nashville Predators tonight at Amalie Arena. Despite outshooting Nashville 30-19, Tampa Bay couldn’t solve goalie Pekka Rinne in the third period to finish off another comeback win. The Bolts now head off on a five game road trip, starting in Detroit against the...
Via Lightning Shout
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game. Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn's...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent Losing Streak Proves Rinne’s Success Will Determine Nashville’s Fate

  The Predators were in a rut. There’s no way around that statement. Being losers of the last six before last night’s win had many trying to point at what could have caused this abysmal stretch of games. Many factors are to blame, but the main answer is all star goalie Pekka Rinne had been a pedestrian goalie during that streak.   After garnering well deserved Hart and Vezina...
Via The Predatorial
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Preds ready for final playoff push with Rinne in net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the excitement around the news on Tuesday that goalie Pekka Rinne would play his first game for the Nashville Predators since Oct. 22, coach Barry Trotz did not want to get too far ahead of himself. It will be one week -- at Ottawa, at Buffalo (March 10-11) -- before the Predators encounter back-to-back games. With Nashville in a desperate fight to make the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds' Rinne ready for conditioning assignment in minors, nears return

NASHVILLE -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who has missed the last four months with a hip infection, has been sent to the team's top minor-league affiliate on a conditioning assignment, raising the possibility that he could be back in goal in Nashville possibly by next Tuesday or Thursday. "For sure, I feel like I'm really close to the game shape and now it's just a final couple...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne to Milwaukee in rehab stint?

Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton joined 1250 WSSP in Milwaukee tonight and delivered some cautiously optimistic news on injured goalie Pekka Rinne. Could he be ready to go before the Olympic Break concluded? Fenton was asked about Pekka possibly coming down to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. — Ryan B. Miller (@RyanAdmirals) January 28, 2014 Fenton...
Via Section 303
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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