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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Shooting Stars

The Predators didn’t have the best showing last night against Dallas, but things could have gotten way out of hand if it wasn’t for Pekka Rinne. Blocking 35 of the 37 shots he faced, Rinne made some incredible saves that kept Nashville alive for most of the game.

He also lended a helping hand for Mike Fisher’s power play goal with an impressive pass up the ice.

After months of speculation Rinne’s showing may be enough to restore some faith in the net-minder for those who are still in doubt. It’s still too early to tell if this is the level of play we can expect to see from Rinne the rest of the season, but if so we’re in for a fun run folks.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Infographic: Preds 1, Stars 2 – NashvillePredators.com
Is it just me or is Jason Spezza slowly morphing into Ryan Suter?

Fan angered by P.K. Subban trade donating $250K to defenseman’s charity – ESPN.com
Apparently Montreal is still having a hard time coming to terms with P.K.’s new address.

Around Hockey

Radulov scores, Montoya gets shutout for Canadiens | The News Tribune
The Canadiens shut out the defending Stanley Cup champions without Carey Price, which is pretty impressive.

Marian Hossa scores 500th goal of his NHL career | Chicago Sun-Times
It seems the Chicago Blackhawks may have found their stride.

5 things you need to know from opening week in the NHL | FOX Sports
We’re only a week into the season and already everything is happening…

5 overreactions from first week of NHL season – usatoday.com
…Including all the overreactions.

NHL’s Las Vegas team hires ‘General Fanager’ founder for hockey ops role – CBSSports.com
With real hockey happening I forgot Las Vegas hockey was actually a thing.

Dmitry Orlov flips Matt Duchene with massive hip check (Video) – Yahoo Sports
Good dismount, terrible landing, but I give him flair points for holding onto his stick.

Baby won’t have to pay after all: NHL allows infants to attend special games without tickets – Manitoba – CBC News
Start’em young…while it’s still cheap!

Thief rappels into Canadian sports store, steals $150K worth of hockey sticks | FOX Sports
Is this guy the ultimate Canadian hero or the ultimate villain?

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