Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said he didn’t feel any discomfort or problems in his twice surgically repaired hip in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

It was Rinne’s first back-to-back series since he had a hip arthroscopy in the offseason, followed by surgery for a hip infection in October. He returned March 4 against Pittsburgh.

Rinne played Friday night in Chicago and picked up the win. He made 22 saves on 26 shots Saturday.

“We’ve had a few wins in a row, and every point is pretty crucial right now,” Rinne said. “Before this game, our chances were pretty slim. It’s a disappointing feeling when you don’t feel like you were able to help the team, so it was a tough night. But no issues with the back-to-back.”

Predators coach Barry Trotz said that his team didn’t offer Rinne much help.

“I can’t fault him on any of the goals,” Trotz said. “We left him out to dry a couple of times. I thought he played pretty well. We had some guys who showed their fatigue.”