Pekka Rinne Makes 31 Saves, Predators Beat Hurricanes Three-Zero

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 58th of his profession because the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes Three-Zero on Friday evening.

Rocco Grimaldi, Calle Jarnkrok and Austin Watson scored for the Predators, who broke a six-game dropping streak in opposition to the Hurricanes.

The Predators received for the third time in 4 video games, however notched their first win over Carolina since Jan. 2016.

The Hurricanes dropped their second straight. Carolina has simply three losses in its final 9 video games.

Rinne received the 350th sport of his profession and the primary since Nov. four. He had misplaced his earlier 4 begins and had been pulled in three of these losses. He was sharp within the first interval, and wanted to be. He made 12 saves to maintain Carolina off the scoreboard.

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (AP Photograph/Mark Humphrey)

Grimaldi gave the Predators a 1-Zero lead at eight:15 with a breakaway purpose on Carolina’s Petr Mrazek (25 saves). It was Mrazek’s first profession loss to Nashville in 9 begins.

Jarnkrok made it 2-Zero with 2:05 left within the first on a pleasant move from Filip Forsberg. Rinne made a glove save on Ryan Dzingel with 22.four seconds left within the interval, and the cease may need been his better of the sport.

Nashville prolonged its result in Three-Zero when Watson deflected in a protracted shot from the purpose by Mattias Ekholm.

Rinne made 10 saves within the third interval.


Carolina winger Andrei Svechnikov had his nine-game factors streak snapped. … Nashville centre Kyle Turris was a wholesome scratch for the sixth straight sport. … The Hurricanes misplaced for the primary time this season of their black jerseys. They’re 19-5-2 because the begin of the 2018-19 season after they put on their alternate jerseys. … Forsberg has 10 factors previously 12 video games for the Predators. … The Hurricanes went Zero for Three on the facility play.


Predators: On the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Hurricanes: On the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.


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