By Chris Johnston, Sportsnet.ca, June 5, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four days ago, Pekka Rinne looked at a group of reporters and asked them why they were all acting “like somebody died.”
Today the Nashville Predators are very much alive in their quest for a Stanley Cup in large part due to the popular Finnish goaltender.
“It’s a rollercoaster,” Rinne said after Monday’s 4-1 victory. “It’s an emotional ride.”
After some twists and turns we are back where we started: With the Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins all square in the championship series, a best-of-three to decide who gets their name carved into the Cup.