Nashville Predators 1, Boston Bruins 0: A birthday shutout for Rinne

A couple of hours before Saturday’s tilt with the visiting Boston Bruins, Pekka Rinne got a birthday present for his 36th birthday in the form of a contract extension.

How’d he celebrate? With a shutout.

Nashville (11-3) won its third consecutive game and remained in front of the league standings, while Boston fell to 7-4-2 with the 1-0 loss.

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Roman Josi opened the scoring 14:49 into the first period,cheap nashville predators jersey
curling into the slot and beating Jaroslav Halak low for his 300th career point.

At the end of the first period, Brad Marchand was called for a high stick and on the way to the penalty box, added an unsportsmanlike penalty to his list of accomplishments.

On the way back to the dressing room after just four seconds in the penalty box, Marchand was given a 10-minute misconduct for his continued chirping at the referees.

The Preds’ power play struggles continued, while the penalty kill not only held its ground, but generated a couple of strong shorthanded chances in the second period.

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