Rinne helps Predators beat Avalanche

Reuters Staff NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators put their penalty kill to the test early and often Saturday night against one of the hottest scoring teams in the league, and the unit passed with flying colors. Pekka Rinne turned aside 29 shots and the Predators denied the Colorado Avalanche on all seven of their power […]

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Finnish Prospect Notes from Around the Liiga

Notes Around the Liiga, Part 1 21.11.2017 by marcobombino, posted in feature, liiga, nhl This is a new feature article that will take a look at NHL prospects playing in the Finnish Liiga.  Minnesota Wild prospect Kaapo Kähkönen has been the cornerstone for Lukko in net in his second Liiga campaign. He currently ranks second in goals against average (1.71) and third in […]

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Pekka Rinne Unmasked

Rinne welcomes changes to his game Predators goalie reassessed confidence, technique after Stanley Cup disappointment by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent  12:00 AM  Share VANCOUVER — Goaltender Pekka Rinne had never experienced anything quite like the devastation of losing in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. “I haven’t had that kind of feeling,” said Rinne, the No. 1 goalie […]

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A Vili Good Christmas Story

By Jason Pearson, griffinshockey.com Ask a professional hockey player how long they believed in Santa Claus as a kid and the array of potential reactions is endless: a valid answer, a sideways stare, or anything in between. Ask Vili Saarijarvi, the Red Wings’ third-round draft pick in 2015, and he supplies a grinning reply. “I still believe,” […]

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The peak season for Finnish sanction continues – AHL’s first-rate defender!

22.12.2017 12:20 Translated from Finnish; https://www.suomikiekko.com/2017/12/suomalaissensaation-huippukausi-jatkuu-ahln-tulokaspuolustajien-ykkonen/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter Sami Niku , defender of the Winnipeg Jets organization for this season, may be happy with his autumn season in North America. The 21-year-old defender in JYP last season finished the 1 + 1 night on Friday night when AHL’s Manitoba Moose, represented by Nik, broke the San Antonio Rampage 7-2. […]

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