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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne, Bobrovsky Shine as Finland Trickles Past Russia

In a game featuring two superstar goaltenders between the pipes, Finland and Russia played a truly amazing game to end the preliminary round of the World Championships, with the former taking the game 3-2 on Tuesday. Russia grabbed the first goal of the contest. With two minutes left on the clock, Petri Kontiola lost a battle against Evgeni Malkin in along the boards. Malkin then...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Finland Tackles Belarus 3-2 in the Shootout to Set Up Exciting Final Day

A back and forth third period would eventually lead Finland to a 3-2 shootout victory over Belarus, preventing their opponents from grabbing an automatic spot in the quarter-finals. Heading into the game, one of the biggest stories of the tournament had to be Finland’s incredible shutout streak. After falling 5-1 to the Americans in the first game of the tournament, Pekka Rinne...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne Sets Modern Day World Championship Shutout Record

After an astounding three straight shutouts heading into Monday’s game against Belarus,  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has officially become the modern day shutout record holder at the World Championships, breaking the previous record after keeping the puck out for 206 minutes and 27 seconds. A year after winning the top goaltender award at the 2014 World Championships...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators show strong presence in World Championships

The Nashville Predators are being well represented in this year’s World Championships. Nine Predators made the journey to the Czech Republic to represent their home country and many have made their mark on the tournament already. Young star Filip Forsberg is proving to the hockey world that he is the next big star. Through four games, the Swedish native has helped his team to second...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rinne Continues Shutout Streak Against Slovenians

Finland continued their impressive tournament today, defeating Slovenia by a score of 4-0 on goals by Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Aleksander Barkov, and Joonas Kemppainen. In the opening frame, Finland came out with heads full of steam. They dominated possession for most of the first 40 minutes, but their play was most dominant at the start of the game. In the first period alone...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Yearly grades

The Nashville Predators outperformed what every team expected of them. With a new coach, new players, and a new mentality, the Predators were expected to be rebuilding and fighting to get back into the playoffs. Instead, they jumped to huge lead and became the top team in the NHL. The offense was running on full cylinders, the defense was standing up attackers, and Pekka Rinne was...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Finland Shut Down Danish Offense for Win

In 2011, Finland demolished the Danes, taking them down 5-1 and outshooting by a vast 44 to 9 margin. The year before, the Danes upset the Finns 4 to 1 with an all-star goalie battle between Pekka Rinne and Frederik Andersen. However, it wasn’t much of a goalie battle, as Andersen saved 36 of 37 Finnish chances, while Rinne only stopped 13 of Denmark’s 16 shots on net. Coming...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Period Game Winner by Brock Nelson Gives USA 2-1 Win Over Norway

The Americans will improve to 2-0-0-0 at the World Championships thanks to a 2-1 victory against Norway, a team that fought until the very end. Unlike USA’s 5-1 slaughter of Pekka Rinne and the Finns on Friday, Norway proved to be a tough cucumber in a game that could have easily changed direction. It all started fine and dandy for the Norge when defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Moses Beats Pekka Rinne Late, USA Leads 1-0

The first period of the opening game of the World Championships saw some conservative action for most of the frame, but a late goal by Steve Moses gave the Americans a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. The start of the game was very one-sided for Finland, but with America’s inexperienced roster with just one player over 25, it was to be expected in the early going...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Faceoffs can provide a big lift in the NHL playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks were down by one in the final seconds of the first period when Brad Richards approached the faceoff circle on the right side of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. The veteran center made a small motion to Duncan Keith to move up to his left side, and then got ready for the draw. One deft poke by Richards moved the puck right to Keith, who touched...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Finland Missing NHL Stars, but Will it Matter?

Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGoalies: Good news: Finland will have the tournament’s best goaltender in Pekka Rinne. The Nashville Predators star had quite the season, going 41-17-6 in 64 appearances with the Preds this year, earning him a nomination for the Vezina Trophy. Last year, following an awful NHL campaign that saw him miss 51 games due to an injury, Rinne rebounded to help...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators see youthful roster as reason for hope, motivation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nothing takes away the joy of a great regular season quicker than losing early in the playoffs. The Nashville Predators will try and use the disappointment of being ousted in the first-round to drive them during this offseason. ''There is a lot of positives, and that's great,'' Weber said Monday. ''Now we can build off of that. ... We need to be motivated to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne named as finalist for Vezina Trophy

It appears that Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is being recognized for his outstanding season. Rinne was named as a finalist for this year’s Vezina Trophy, the award given to the best goaltender in the league. The 32 year-old goaltender had a great regular season after bouncing back from a hip infection that left him sidelined for most of the 2013-14 season. During...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks run over Preds' Rinne by packing bodies in front of net

  Pekka Rinne watched one more hard-fought night end with the rookie goaltender in the other net stealing the headlines. But after the biggest win of his brief career, the Blackhawks' Scott Darling did his best to share the credit. ''Credit Rinne,'' he said after teammate Brent Seabrook beat Rinne with a slap shot from the high slot in triple-overtime to give Chicago a 3-2 win over...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators lose organization’s longest game

Game 4 of the first-round series between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks began at 8:30pm in Chicago on Tuesday night. However, the game would not end until the early morning on Wednesday. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored a goal in the first minute of the third overtime period at exactly 1:17am. It took 101 minutes before the game could end, with both...
April 22, 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...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brent Seabrook’s Rocket Helps Blackhawks Beat Predators In 3OT (Video)

CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook scored on a booming slap shot one minute into the third overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Seabrook’s long drive beat a screened Pekka Rinne on the 100th shot of the longest game in Nashville history. Rookie Scott Darling made 50 saves for Chicago. Brandon...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne played hide the freakin' puck

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne caused a 3 minute delay (in overtime!) last night. Played the puck and then played hide the puck. Fascinating a 3 minute video of nothing we've ever seen.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne delays OT searching for puck in equipment (Video)

  Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was caught in an unusual situation when the puck got lost in his equipment, forcing a delay in overtime of Tuesday night's Game 4 against Chicago.Rinne went to stop the puck behind his net after the Blackhawks sent it down along the boards, but the puck disappeared as Rinne returned to the net. This led to some hilarious scenes as...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks run over Rinne by packing bodies in front of his net

CHICAGO (AP) Pekka Rinne watched one more hard-fought night end with the rookie goaltender in the other net stealing the headlines. But after the biggest win of his brief career, the Blackhawks' Scott Darling did his best to share the credit. ''Credit Rinne,'' he said after teammate Brent Seabrook beat Rinne with a slap shot from the high slot in triple-overtime to give Chicago...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators-Blackhawks tied after 2 overtimes

CHICAGO (AP) The Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks are heading to a third overtime period in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. The tired teams were tied at 2 after 100 minutes of play on Tuesday night. It was the longest game in Nashville history. Colin Wilson and James Neal had the goals for the Predators, and Antoine Vermette and Brandon Saad scored for the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Pekka Rinne Tries To Play Puck, Loses It In His Equipment

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne just wanted to play the puck that was dumped in and help his defense start the break out when got a little more than he bargained for. The puck got stuck in his equipment and he couldn’t find it for nearly 3 months and provided us with some very hilarious […] The post Predators’ Pekka Rinne Tries To Play Puck, Loses It In His Equipment...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

“In the Corners” Nashville vs Chicago Preview

This week we are all excited for the beginning of the NHL Playoffs. I know there will be plenty of series previews for the Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks to read so I wanted to do something a little bit different for mine. I asked one of my favorite writers that I talk Preds hockey with on Twitter to collaborate with me. Greg Moshopoulos writes for
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April 14, 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...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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