With the 28th-ranked offence and 27th-ranked power play, the Predators leaned heavily on Rinne, who entered the game second in goals-against average (2.13) and saves percentage (.928). By collapsing in front of Rinne, the Predators showed why they're the league's third-stingiest team and also one with a pop-gun attack. Nashville hasn't scored more than three goals in its last nine outings, but Shane O'Brien wasn't buying the hype that the Canucks were the better team Thursday.
"They probably say that every time they lose," said the former Canucks defenceman. "That's the way they are. They're a confident, cocky bunch. They're the best team in the West and they're going to have a mark on them the rest of the way and into the playoffs. They can think what they want. We got the two [points] tonight and we'll be seeing them down the road."
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