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Predators overpower Avalanche in Nashville

The Colorado Avalanche came out flat and got beat down, 5-2, by the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Pekka Rinne was hardly tested as the Avalanche (26-24-11) mustered just eight shots in the first 40 minutes. The Predators (41-13-7) have now won six straight at home – allowing only seven goals in those contests. They improved to 23-1-3 when leading after...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is bigger really better for NHL goaltenders?

My Dad used to wonder: “Why don’t teams just get a sumo wrestler to play goal? He’d clog up the whole net!” As an impressionable young hockey fan, I enthusiastically jumped aboard the bandwagon and clamored for my favorite team to do it. I must’ve missed the hint of sarcasm in his voice. I also hadn’t seen the Sports Science segment on the topic which would come out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators are Currently the Best Team in Hockey

Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators waves to the fans as First Star of the game against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russe/Getty Images) Established in 1998, the Nashville Predators franchise isn’t even legal to drink yet, but the party is still rocking. For a state that...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Nashville throttles San Jose for sixth straight win

Nashville, Tenn. -- Rattling off another win, the Nashville Predators (39-12-6) scored five unanswered goals against the San Jose Sharks (29-22-8) to collect their sixth straight win on top of Pekka Rinne's 42 save performance. SLAP SHOTS Ice storm causes havoc It's one thing to have a casual winter storm in mid-February, it's another to see it drop a couple inches of ice prior to...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne helps Predators beat Sharks for season-high 6th straight win

  Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night. The Predators scored five unanswered goals for the win. Craig Smith scored twice, and Shea Weber scored and had an assist. Paul Gaustad and James Neal each had a goal, Mike Ribeiro had two assists...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators fall flat in Rinne's return, lose to Ducks 5-2

Nashville, Tenn. -- On the night that saw star netminder Pekka Rinne return to action, the Nashville Predators (33-12-6) gave up four goal in the first two periods to the Anaheim Ducks (34-12-6) and found themselves fighting an uphill battle. Although Nashville scored two goals in the third period, the Ducks still left town with a 5-2 victory. SLAP SHOTS Unfamiliar territory early...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
22 days ago  |  Discuss


By @GreekGoalie35 Pe-kka Ri-nne! *clap clap clapclapclap* Pe-kka Ri-nne! *clap clap clapclapclap* Three weeks and two days since suffering a sprained knee against Vancouver, Rinne will return to game action tomorrow, just in time for a tilt against crowd ‘favorites’ Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Mr. Chickenwing himself, Ryan Kesler. The news of Rinne’s return was a foregone...
Via Predneck Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators G Rinne cleared to return, will start Thursday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared to return from a knee injury that kept him out the past three weeks, and he will start Thursday night against the Anaheim Ducks. Nashville re-assigned goalie Marek Mazanec back to Milwaukee in the AHL on Wednesday, and coach Peter Laviolette said after practice Wednesday that they pushed back Rinne's return to...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne makes insane backwards leg save (Video / GIF)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made an insane backwards leg save during the first period of Tuesday night's game against Carolina.Rinne lunged for a loose puck near the net but missed, which left him caught out of the net and turned around. However, Rinne still managed to kick his left leg out and make the save with his back turned. The Predators went on to beat the Hurricanes...
Via Holdout Sports
January 07, 2015  |  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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