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game recap

Rinne solid again as Predators edge Lightning

Wednesday, 09.25.2013 / 1:47 AM

NHL.com

Three Stars of the Game
Kevin Klein
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:22
Simon Moser
2nd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 13:50
Pekka Rinne
3rd
SA: 14TOI: 39:33
GA: 0
PIM: 0
SV%: 1.000

Simon Moser and Kevin Klein scored and Pekka Rinne made 14 saves to lead the Nashville Predators past the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, at Bridgestone Arena.

Rinne, recovering from offseason hip surgery, played the opening two periods before being relieved by Marek Mazanec, who gave up a goal on three shots he faced in the third period. It was the second consecutive game that Rinne played two periods and did not allow a goal.

Steven Stamkos had the lone goal for the Lightning at 19:14 of the third period.

Moser, a Swiss native on a professional tryout agreement with the Predators, scored off a pass from Rich Clune at 4:48 of the second. Klein made it 2-0 with 5:13 remaining in the third.

Anders Lindback, Rinne's backup in Nashville for two seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay in June 2012, had 31 saves.

"It was fun to play against Lindy," Rinne said. "It was good to see him play extremely well, but we still got the win.

"Lindback saw a lot of action, but I think he played pretty under control," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "He made the saves and that’s what you want in your goaltender, to make all the saves you can. You can’t expect Lindback to keep making all the saves, but he was under control and played the puck well. I thought he was exceptional. Plus, he’s coming into a town that he used to play in, so there’s that added pressure and he responded."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
04:48
NSH
Simon Moser (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Rich Clune (1)
1 - 0 NSH
3rd Period
14:47
NSH
Kevin Klein (1) Slapshot - ASST: Paul Gaustad (1)
2 - 0 NSH
19:14
TBL
Steven Stamkos (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jonathan Drouin (1), J.T. Brown (1)
2 - 1 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
09:16
NSH
Matt Hendricks  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  B.J. Crombeen
09:16
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Matt Hendricks
19:43
TBL
Andrej Sustr  Holding  - 2 min against  Mike Fisher
2nd Period
02:40
NSH
Rich Clune  Hooking  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
09:32
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Roman Josi
13:40
NSH
Mike Fisher  Boarding  - 2 min against  B.J. Crombeen
3rd Period
04:37
TBL
Eric Brewer  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Simon Moser
12:37
TBL
Nikita Kucherov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
16:23
TBL
Pierre-Cedric Labrie  Roughing  - 2 min against  Rich Clune
goalie stats
Anders Lindback
SA: 33TOI: 59:01
GA: 2SV%: .939
Pekka Rinne
SA: 14TOI: 39:33
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
Marek Mazanec
SA: 3TOI: 20:00
GA: 1SV%: .667