Monday, January 24, 2011

Pekka Rinne's Stick Saves Nashville in OT (Video)

There are memorable stick saves every season, but rarely is it the stick that saves the team all on its own as was the case tonight in overtime of the Edmonton Oilers versus Nashville Predators game.  In overtime, Pekka Rinne’s stick saved the goalie and the team from an OT loss while not being under the control of Rinne.
On the play the stick had been knocked from Rinne’s hand and was on the ice, partially in the crease and partially inside the goal.  Play would continue and Shawn Horcoff would make a tremendous diving backhand attempt on goal that beat Rinne only to be hit the goalie paddle, ride the shaft and never make it into the net.

Rinne and his stick would then combine to stone all Oilers in the shootout for the 3-2 Nashville win.
Here’s the video: