Rinne backstops Preds to big win

Pekka Rinne was outstanding, making 39 saves in the Predators’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Rinne has been the key to success for the Preds this season. He is second in the NHL in save percentage (.930) and goals-against average (2.09). He has won four of his last five starts

Rinne stays red hot against Red Wings

Four of the last five days have been banner ones for goaltender Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. On Wednesday, he picked up his second win over Detroit since Saturday. In those two games, Rinne has allowed just one goal. “They always have a dangerous power play and their power play gets them going and once we

Rinne stops 35 shots as Preds blank Red Wings

Kostitsyn scored twice and Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots and the Predators beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0. Captain Shea Weber added a goal for Nashville, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Including a 3-0 home loss to Columbus on Friday, the Red Wings have been shut out in consecutive games. The second-place Predators are

Experience Has Helped Mikael Samuelsson Manage Expectations

It all seems to be a semi-perfect storm for a slow start. Of course, the Canucks went 7-0-2 last pre-season, then stumbled to a 0-3 start. So maybe Vancouver comes bursting out of the gate Saturday against the Kings. “If you’re not ready, you realize it for sure at the first game,” winger Mikael Samuelsson.