Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne stared down the ice for most of Tuesday’s game and saw Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo make save after save.
It forced Rinne to boost his own game in a personal match of “Can you top this?”
Unfortunately for Rinne and the Predators, Luongo made just enough stops in Vancouver’s 4-3 shootout win in front of an announced crowd of 16,232 at Bridgestone Arena.
The loss snapped Rinne’s 11-game winning streak and dropped the Predators (32-17-5) to 2-1-1 since the All-Star break. Nashville still picked up a point, though, and now has 69 total on the season.