Rinne breaks franchise record as Preds continue hot streak

It may be too little, too late for this year but the Nashville Predators are giving themselves all kinds of confidence for next year. In front of 17,174 at Bridgestone Arena, the Preds continued their winning ways by beating the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0. The win improved Nashville to 7-1-2 in their last 10 and the loss gave Phoenix’s playoff hopes a crushing, late-round blow. Pekka...
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Nashville Predators shut out Phoenix Coyotes

A team that had nothing to play for played surprisingly inspired hockey on Thursday night. Two days after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Predators earned a 2-0 win over Phoenix — a team that had everything to play for — in front of 17,174 fans at Bridgestone Arena. Phoenix (36-29-15) is battling Dallas for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, but the Coyotes...
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Coyotes drop crucial game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes' playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five. The loss hurt Phoenix's quest for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. The Coyotes entered the day...
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Pekka Rinne has no ill effects from back-to-back games

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said he didn’t feel any discomfort or problems in his twice surgically repaired hip in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. It was Rinne’s first back-to-back series since he had a hip arthroscopy in the offseason, followed by surgery for a hip infection in October. He returned March 4 against Pittsburgh. Rinne played Friday night in...
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March 16, 2014  |  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...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne returns to game action in lopsided Ads win

Despite being in a different jersey, Pekka Rinne felt at home in his old stomping grounds. With a bunch of “Rinne 35” jerseys in the crowd, the Nashville Predators goalie took the ice as a Milwaukee Admiral on Friday night for the first time since 2008. He made 16 saves in the 9-1 victory over the Iowa Wild. “I’m happy I got to make a few good stops,” he said afterward...
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February 28, 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...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rinne gets closer to Nashville by going to Milwaukee

As we wrote yesterday, the Nashville Predators confirmed that goaltender Pekka Rinne is headed to the Milwaukee Admirals for a conditioning stint. After he made it through an entire full practice with his teammates, the Preds made the announcement “I’m really looking forward to it,” Rinne said with a smile on his face. “It’s a big day for me, getting the green light from...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds goalie Rinne cleared for increased activity

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared by doctors to increase his physical activity, and now Nashville has to decide what's next for the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist. The Predators announced that Rinne had been cleared for the next step of his recovery after meeting with doctors earlier Monday. Coach Barry Trotz said a meeting was planned for later Monday to set...
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February 24, 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...
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