Pekka Rinne tied the franchise record for career shutouts as the Nashville Predators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
The Predators (3-3-1) were outshot for the seventh time in as many games this season but Rinne stopped all 33 he faced for his 21st career shutout, which he got in his 184th career appearance. Tomas Vokoun had 21 shutouts in 383 contests from 1998-2007.
Nashville managed just 14 shots of its own but got goals from Niclas Bergfors in the second period and Sergei Kostitsyn in the third. Calgary (2-4-1) had an 8-3 edge in shots in the first period and 14-2 in the third.
Bergfors was credited with the first goal when the puck bounced off his chest 2:34 into the second period. Brian McGrattan and Jack Hillen had the assists. It was the first point as a Predator for all three players.
Kostitsyn registered a point for the sixth time in seven games and provided some insurance when he capped off a two-on-one with Craig Smith with 5:24 remaining.
The victory capped a three-game road trip through Western Canada.
Rinne ties Predators' shutout record in victory at Calgary
Nashville City Paper | Oct 23