Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Nashville Predators 1 (SO): Rinne Stellar, Offense Stutters

Tonight a Nashville Predators could not find an descent slit opposite a Pittsburgh Penguins, going to a shootout and losing by a measure of 2-1. Despite a loss, Pekka Rinne might have only played one of his best games this season, creation stop after stop to keep a Predators in a game.

The initial duration was quick paced, though conjunction group was means to find a net. Viktor Arvidsson set a gait right out of a embankment with a possibility on Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray. Opportunities were traded behind and forth, though zero came to fruition.

The second duration enclosed countless chances for a Predators’ energy play to get on a board, though it awaiting prolongation from their section was too many to ask. Pittsburgh even mustered a series of shorthanded chances. Eventually, during even strength, a Penguins struck to make it a 1-0 game.

The third duration was a same story, joined in with some some-more Predators penalties. Rinne kept creation save after save, though a offense was nowhere to be found. Finally, with 3:01 left in a game, Ryan Ellis managed to tuck one underneath a arm of Murray on a disreputable shot from a idea line to tie a game.

Overtime was all Penguins after a initial minute. They managed to trap a Predators in their possess zone, denying them line changes. Letang missed a wide-open net right before time expired, promulgation a diversion to a shootout. Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis, and Brian Boyle were a shooters for a Predators, though any of them missed. Sidney Crosby did not, giving a Penguins a 2-1 win.

Random Observations

  • Well so many for being healthy as we wanted to be; turns out my pregame dish is buffalo duck bbq pizza instead of balsamic duck salad.
  • Arvidsson with a possibility right out of a gate!
  • Rinne with some pivotal saves and Ryan Johansen takes offense to Bryan Rust.
  • Turris is tripped and a Preds go on a energy play! …Oh, a Penguins have a second best chastisement kill in a league?
  • Aaaaaand they scarcely measure shorthanded. Rinne with dual outrageous stops.
  • That’s an finish to a first! 0-0 tie game.
  • Second duration underway!
  • Subban high sticked in a face right in front of a ref, no call.
  • Bryan Rust scores, 1-0 Penguins.
  • That idea is a good instance of because we don’t try and do too much. Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban both guilty, as Forsberg fell all a approach behind to a dilemma to help, withdrawal his indicate male open. Subban afterwards rushes adult to try and redress Forsberg’s positioning mistake, withdrawal dual group in a container for Ekholm alone to cover.
  • Another Penguins penalty, another impotent energy play.
  • Granlund to a box, no Penguins idea on a energy play.
  • What. The unthinkable. Crosby takes a penalty. And it’s a soothing call for tripping Ryan Ellis.
  • End of a second, 1-0 Penguins.
  • I was unequivocally hoping, instead of compelling a Predators booze festival, we would get Crispy’s opinion of what Cabernet Sauvignon he digs.
  • Ooooh, tries a Preds booze and Crispy punts on his opinion, instead observant his mother would like it. Smart move, Crispy.
  • Can we only watch Crispy tasting wine? Can we make that a podcast or something?
  • Third duration underneath way!
  • Turris is reunited on a second line with Granlund and Smith.
  • Jarnkrok is high sticked, another no-call.
  • Oh now they call a high hang by Grimaldi. Never mind a dual on Jarnkrok and Subban.
  • Penalty killed off, shots are even during 24 every with 8:30 to go.
  • HOLY RINNE. Stops dual indicate vacant shots in a row.
  • AND ANOTHER ONE. Rinne’s on glow tonight.
  • HAHAHAHA Ryan Ellis measure a many impertinent of goals opposite Matt Murray with 3:01 to go. He comes down to a idea line by a dilemma and somehow sneaks a wrist shot by Murray. Tie diversion during 1-1!
  • Overtime adult next.
  • GRANLUND WITH A CHANCE! Josi spins around a descent section and finds Granlund backdoor, though a pass is damaged adult during a final second.
  • Predators get divided with a bad line change that should have been a too many group on a ice penalty.
  • Joey. My bud. Don’t cranky check guys into your goalie. C’mon.
  • Penguins skip a far-reaching open net and time expires. Predators shun overtime, shootout adult next.
  • Joey misses. Stays with a delayed move, stopped by Murray.
  • Kessel takes a wrist shot from a container with speed, Rinne blocks it wide.
  • Ellis creates a pierce and sneaks it 5 hole, though Murray is only means to redeem and stop it from channel a idea line.
  • Crosby scores. Comes in quick and puts it 5 hole with a quick-release snapshot.
  • Bryan Boyle comes in and puts it in Murray’s chest. Penguins take a dual points.

Three Stars of a Game

  1. Pekka Rinne. Made some stellar saves and gave a Predators a chance.
  2. Matt Murray. Made 28 saves on 29 shots. notwithstanding not being tested with a many dangerous shots.
  3. Terry Crisp. Wine guru of a decade.

Tweets of a Game

Highlights

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