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How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

It can take just one goal to light the fire under a team’s skates and charge up the momentum that can propel it to a victory. So what happens to a team’s drive and momentum when the players think they’ve scored a goal, only to see it be disallowed? Some teams can rebound. Many, however, get pushed back on their heels.This was very present in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne destroys stick after fifth goal

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne carried the team on his back during the their playoff run, but it all came to an end on Thursday night when the wheels finally came off. The Sharks blasted him with a barrage of quality scoring chances because of costly turnovers and odd-man rushes. The Sharks even had a four-on-one at one point, and you have to wonder if the Predators didn’t...
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May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
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May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #35 Pekka Rinne

A tale of two season for the Finnish giant. Coming off the hip surgery and the complications that compounded the injury, no one really knew if he could ever reach elite goalie status again in his career. The start of last season not only saw him regain his ability, but arguably reach new heights in his career.   He only lost eight games from the start of the season until his knee...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne continues to shine in the offseason

It may be the offseason for the majority of the Nashville Predators but for goaltender Pekka Rinne the fun keeps coming. After a season that was cut short in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rinne has been continuing to shine outside of the NHL. On April 27th, only two days after the Nashville Predators were ousted from the playoffs, Pekka Rinne announced that he would...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Pekka Rinne Gets Puck Stuck In Pads For The Longest Time (Video)

Pekka Rinne doesn’t just save pucks. He makes them disappear. The Nashville Predators goaltender was his usual stellar self in Game 4 of his team’s Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With under six minutes remaining in the first overtime period, however, Rinne took his talents a bit too far. After trying to clear a puck behind the net, Rinne somehow managed...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 13, 2015  |  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...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Predators Preview: Pekka Rinne Leads Much-Improved Nashville Squad

The Boston Bruins are hoping their next Western Conference road trip is more successful than the previous one. The B’s went 1-3-0 against the three California teams and the Arizona Coyotes to begin December, and they’ve lost five of six games this month overall. Boston begins a three-game road trip Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators, who have improved in several areas...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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