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TAMPA Zdeno Chara Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Pekka Rinne didn’t miss a beat after being sidelined for two weeks.He made 42 saves after sitting out five games with an injury, and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night.“Anytime you miss time, you’re a little nervous,” Rinne said. “I was happy that we played one of the top teams. You have to have a mindset that you might be busy. I felt good, and obviously very happy with the win.”Rinne was hurt in the third period of a 5-3 victory at Calgary on Oct. 19. He was stretching to try and stop the puck when teammate Kevin Fiala landed on top of the goalie in an awkward-looking collision.Kyle Turris, Roman Josi, Calle Jarnkrok and Miikka Salomaki scored Xavier Ouellet Jersey Womens , and Ryan Johansen had two nifty assists for the Predators. Right wing Viktor Arvidsson, who has eight goals and 12 points, was a late scratch due to a lower-body injury and is day to day.The Predators reached 10 wins in 13 games, the fastest in franchise history. The previous mark was 15 games, done three times.Nashville (6-0-0) became the fifth team in NHL history to start a season with six or more consecutive road wins.Tampa Bay got a goal from Slater Koekkoek, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 20 shots. Nashville is the only opponent Vasilevskiy (0-3-1) has never beaten.“We had our chances,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.Rinne made an outstanding save four minutes into the game when he lifted his right pad while lunging to the right and stopped Brayden Point’s rebound shot.“He looked really sharp to me TJ Brodie Jersey ,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “He was brilliant. He needed to be — they’re a dangerous team.”Rinne has 315 NHL wins and is four short of tying Miikka Kiprusoff for the most by a Finnish-born player.Turris opened the scoring at 6:02 of the first before Josi made it 2-0 with 6.4 seconds left in the period off a backhand pass through the crease by Johansen.“It was pretty unreal,” Rinne said of Johansen’s pass from near the left-wing boards. “A beautiful goal. It was pretty cool to see in a game.”Koekkoek snapped a 16-game goal drought and cut the deficit to 2-1 from the left circle at 14:21 of the second.Tampa Bay outshot the Predators 17-4 in the period.“The ice was lopsided at that point,” Laviolette said.Johansen made another backhand pass to set up Jarnkrok’s goal with 3:18 to play.“They made us pay for the looks that we gave them,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said.Salomaki added an empty-netter.Nashville has earned a point in 13 of its last 14 games (11-1-2) against the Lightning.NOTES: Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman (shoulder) sat out his third straight game and could miss games at Montreal and Ottawa this weekend. LW Ondrej Palat (foot) also was sidelined for the third consecutive game. … Nashville LW Zac Rinaldo (lower body) didn’t play. … Laviolette coached his 1,100th NHL game.UP NEXTPredators: Host the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.Lightning: At the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames showed off their resilience in another impressive win.Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime, and the Flames rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Wednesday night.Calgary trailed 5-3 before Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson scored in the final 68 seconds of third period. Gaudreau then secured the Flames’ sixth win in seven games with his 13th goal of the season.“Huge win Womens Travis Hamonic Jersey ,” Gaudreau said. “We stuck with and found a way to play a little bit harder in the third and get the two points.“Ending up finding a couple of greasy goals there in the last two minutes and winning in overtime. The building was electric.”Matthew Tkachuk had four assists for the Flames (20-10-2), who leapfrogged idle Nashville for the top spot in the Western Conference. Monahan had two goals and an assist, and Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each had a goal and two assists.Philadelphia (12-13-4) lost for the third time in four games. Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist for the Flyers in his return to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Travis Sanheim, James van Riemsdyk and Dale Weise also scored.Gaudreau missed the final part of the first period after taking a knee to the head from Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas, but was back on the bench to start the second.With the Flames driving to the net in overtime, he scored the winner on a second rebound.“We had a lot of chances,” Calgary coach Bill Peters said. “We gave up more than we liked. We were fortunate to get enough action at the net late and were rewarded.”David Rittich earned the win with four saves in relief of Mike Smith Florida Panthers Hoodies Womens , who stopped 10 of 14 shots through two periods. Peters said he didn’t pull Smith out because of his performance.“I got news he wasn’t right after 40 (minutes). It was real late. Just before we went on the ice, I was told Ritter was going in,” Peters said. “Smitty wasn’t quite feeling right. Tried to play through it and couldn’t.”Anthony Stolarz made 35 saves in the loss.The Flyers killed off four power plays in the third period, but couldn’t hold off the Flames at the end.“The penalties set the table for the two tying goals,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. “That kills the bench, kills your energy.“But even at 4-2 and a two-goal lead in the third period, we’re still trying to make fancy plays that end up in turnovers in the neutral zone http://www.officialhurricanes.com/authentic-adidas-andrei-svechnikov-jersey , when we should be locking down a game.”Couturier stripped Calgary defenseman Noah Hanafin at the point and went in alone for a short-handed goal that made it 5-3 Flyers 11:10 into the third.Sam Bennett’s fifth goal of the season gave Calgary a 1-0 lead after one, but the teams combined for six goals in the second.Philadelphia opened a 4-2 lead by scoring three times in 108 seconds.Van Riemsdyk tied it at 2 when he pounced on a loose puck off a broken play and beat Smith stick side for a power-play goal at 5:55. Couturier got behind Monahan for a back-door pass from Jakub Voracek and his 11th of the season at 6:27. Weise fooled Smith with a soft shot from just inside the blue line at 7:43.Monahan’s power-play goal at 10:13 of the second pulled Calgary within one. Tkachuk dished to Monahan in the slot for his team-leading 19th goal.“You don’t want to have a game like that when you’re chasing, but you stick with it and obviously we got the two points,” Monahan said.NOTES: Giordano returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for kneeing Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu on Dec. 6. … Philadelphia broke an eight-game power-play drought with its first goal since Nov. 17. … Calgary C Mikael Backlund sat out a third game after taking a hard hit from Wild defenseman Matt Dumba last week.UP NEXTFlyers: Visit Edmonton on Friday night.Flames: Visit Minnesota on Saturday.
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