Golden Games: Rinne's Clincher vs. Rex-All Neal
The 2nd round of the Poile bracket begins with Pekka Rinne's Game 7 domination going up against James Neal's hat-trick in Edmonton.
The Golden Games turn their attention to the Poile bracket, where the 1st round had three out of four match-ups result in upsets. I mean, who saw Pekka Rinne in November beating out Playoff Willy?? Not I, said the fly.
Here's your updated bracket:
Now on to the top bracket match-up, featuring two great performances from Pekka Rinne and James Neal. Game links and a quick recap are posted for your convenience.
#1 Pekka Rinne (4/27/16 @ ANA, Game 7)
- Collected 36 saves on 37 shots; helped Preds get their first game 7 win
- Held Ducks to one goal despite Ducks owning puck possession (63.1% Corsi-For)
- Stopped 14 of 15 shots in the 3rd period
- Game Recap
- Here is Rinne successfully casting a protection spell on Corey Perry, despite Perry's magic immunity skill and Cloak of Debilitating Poison:
#5 James Neal (3/14/16 @ EDM)
- 3 goals on 4 shots
- Polished off Rexall place with a dominating shooting performance
- Scored all three Predators goals, leading them to a 3-2 victory
- Game Recap
- Here is James Neal leaving Laurent Brossoit utterly baffled with a far side top shelf laser:
Voting ends Sunday @ 3PM
Which player had the better single game performance?
|#1 Pekka Rinne (4/27/16 @ ANA, Game 7)||100|
|#5 James Neal (3/14/15 @ EDM)||10|