Pekka Rinne Skates Way Out To Catch Puck And Throw It Over Eric Staal
- Pekka Rinne made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season in a 4-0 win for the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.
- The Predators (6-3-1) have won two in a row.
“Happy with the shutout,” Rinne said. “It’s not an everyday thing, so it feels good. After the first period, I thought that we regrouped and played a really solid two periods of hockey. That was enough tonight, and we played well and did what we needed to do. I think we played better defensively. I thought that was a gutsy game.”
- The Wild (3-7-0), who outshot Nashville 13-4 in the first period, were denied a third straight victory.
“Just missed assignments that shouldn’t be missed or trying to do too much, and it ends up going against us,” Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon said. “I think they should be easily correctable, but they’re also things that shouldn’t be happening.”
- Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said Dubnyk and forward Joel Eriksson Ek (lower-body injury) could play Saturday. …
- Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis’s point streak ended at five games (nine assists).
Sources & Credits: Robby Stanley / NHL.com, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild