Roman Josi gave it his best shots — a career-high-tying 10 to be exact — Saturday night.
The Predators defenseman made good on one, with 5:11 left in the first period of his team’s 1-0 victory against the Bruins. His 10 shots on goal tied a franchise record for a defenseman.
The Predators improved their NHL-best record to 11-3 as a result of Josi and goalie Pekka Rinne.
The crowd at Bridgestone Arena serenaded Rinne with “Happy Birthday” on his 36th. Earlier Saturday, Rinne signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension. Saturday night he made 26 saves for his second shutout of the season.
The Bruins fell to 7-4-2.
Bignumber: 14. Official penalty minutes earned by the Bruins’ Brad Marchand, Wholesale nhl jerseys
who was called for a high stick, then received two more minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct before adding a 10-minute misconduct for further arguing after the period ended.
Bigname: Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Zac Rinaldo also missed his second in a row with a lower-body injury.
Hesaidit: “The last game (4-1 win against the Lightning on Thursday) we didn’t play a good game at all and we got the two points. … We have to play our brand of hockey, especially in this building.” Predators center Calle Jarnkrok on playing at home.
Milestonemoment: Josi’s first-period goal was his 300th career point.
Next: At Avalanche, 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pepsi Center in Denver.
TV/radio: NBC Sports Network/102.5-FM.