Artem Anisimov

Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

The Nashville Predators jumped in front of shots and got in the passing lanes for most of the night. On the precious few occasions that the Chicago Blackhawks found an open look, Pekka Rinne was there.

Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

The 34-year-old Rinne posted the franchise's first road playoff shutout. It was Nashville's second playoff win in Chicago in seven tries.

"It is a good confidence-booster for us," Rinne said.

The Predators did not have a 1-0 victory during the regular season. Game 2 is Saturday night at the...

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