To Barry Trotz it was a work of art, a clip he never tired of watching on the plane ride home from Vancouver. Pekka Rinne's robbery of Kevin Bieksa in overtime on Saturday night, Trotz figured, deserves the NFL Films treatment. You want to watch it in slow motion and put some music to it, the Nashville head coach said. It was that nice. "That save turned the whole game around. I knew we were going to win right then. "I said, 'If that's not going in, nothing's going in.'" That's one view of The Save. Bieksa has another. "Looking back after watching the replay a few times, I definitely helped the situation," the defenceman said on Monday afternoon after the Canucks practised at Bridgestone Arena. "It was a great pass by Danny [Sedin], it was a hard pass and, at the time, it was a little unexpected. I thought he was going to shoot on net and I was going to be going for a rebound, so I didn't have a whole lot of time to pick a corner. "But looking back, I shot it right into him. Good save by him, but a bit my fault. Then there is the view in between. Literally. From between the pipes. "I guess it was just desperation," Rinne said of the game-saving, maybe even series-saving, save. "Sedin made a nice play to Bieksa, a really nice pass and Bieksa got it off pretty quick.
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