The surging Nashville Predators gave themselves a little breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night to pass Anaheim, jumping from seventh place into a tie for fifth with Los Angeles with four games left. Martin Erat had a
Pekka Rinne was outstanding, making 36 saves in the Predators’ 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Rinne has won three of his last five starts, and continues to be one of the biggest surprises of this NHL season. He is second among all NHL goaltenders in save percentage (.930) and goals-against average
Anton Babchuk, Alex Tanguay and Matt Stajan also scored and Miikka Kiprusoff had 17 saves for the Flames, who had five goals in the first period. Backup goalie Henrik Karlsson played the final 6:51 and made five saves. Click Here To Continue Reading Article
Pekka Rinne stopped 32 of 33 Colorado shots in a 5-1 win on Thursday. Rinne has been outstanding of late with 95 saves in 100 shots over the last three games, all wins for the tall Finn. Rinne is now 16-11-4 with a 2.09 GAA and a .930 save percentage, making him a top-seven fantasy
He scored his first NHL goal with impressive dangle and the lucky touch of one Henrik Sedin. After missing on several second period chances, Shirokov turned to his captain and asked Henrik to grace his stick with his touch. On the next shift he scored. “I had a few chances, I could have scored on
Slight in size, unremarkable when skating, Sergei Shirokov proved a player doesn’t need either to have some dominating shifts in the NHL. With English that’s still spotty, Shirokov let his game do the talking Tuesday. He scored his first NHL goal with impressive dangle and the lucky touch of one Henrik Sedin. After missing on
Sergei Shirokov was recalled by the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, January 17, 2010 and will be in their lineup on Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Panthers, who received a goal from former Rochester Americans callup Bill Thomas on Tuesday, had four recent minor-leaguers in the lineup because of injuries to Radek Dvorak, Cory Stillman, Rostislav Olesz, Chris Higgins and Bryan Allen. Evgeny Dadonov, 21, got his first start of the season and played 11:43. He notched a key assist