Rinne makes 19 saves, Predators blank Coyotes 3-0

Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)
Cullen returns as Predators send Stalberg to Milwaukee, place Clune on waivers (Image 1)

By JIM DIAMOND
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for his second consecutive shutout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Gabriel Bourque, Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher had the Nashville goals.

Rinne has shutouts in 3 of his past four starts and has not allowed a goal in his last 137 minutes, 41 seconds of action. He has been strong this season on a Predators team that has struggled to score.

Bourque scored the game's first goal at 2:40 of the third period.

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