Moving on from past is first step in this NHL offseason
Moving on from the past is an early theme of the NHL offseason. Consider it like summer cleaning before most of the jumbling for the 2021-22 season happens after the Seattle expansion draft next week. Vegas is exempt after the Golden Knights rode their 2017 expansion draft to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season. The ramifications of the Kraken's expansion draft sure will. “Once the expansion draft is over, I expect things would heat up,” Holland said.wftv.com
Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne retiring after 15 seasons
Predators Rinne Hockey FILE - Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) smiles as he receives a standing ovation from the crowd and his teammates after the Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn., in this Monday, May 10, 2021, file photo. Rinne, the 2018 Vezina Trophy winner, is retiring after 15 seasons. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File) (Mark Zaleski)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, the 2018 Vezina Trophy winner, is retiring after 15 seasons. He also is one of 12 goalies in NHL history with at least 350 wins and 60 shutouts. The native of Kempele, Finland, also has the most games played, victories and shutouts by a Finnish goalie in NHL history.wftv.com
Radulov, Pavelski 2 goals as Stars beat Preds 7-0 in opener
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS – Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists and Alexander Radulov also scored twice, helping Dallas beat the Nashville Predators 7-0 on Friday night in the Stars' delayed season opener. Five of Dallas' goals came in the second period, including three power-play goals and an unassisted short-handed wrist shot by Esa Lindell. Pavelski and Kiviranta added power-play goals in the third period, those against Pekka Rinne, who entered after Saros allowed five goals on 20 shots. CAPTAIN HURTStars captain Jamie Benn was injured when his right leg buckled awkwardly after a collision with Viktor Arvidsson in the second period. Three of the shots game in the first period, including a wraparound attempt into Khudobin’s pads and a hard second shot on the rebound.