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Preds' Marek Mazanec named NHL Rookie of the Month

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Nashville Predators goaltender Marek Mazanec has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November. Mazanec posted a 5-4-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average in 11 appearances.

The former sixth round pick made his NHL debut November 8 against the Winnipeg Jets, stopping 22 shots in relief for the Predators. Mazanec recorded his first win on November 16 with a career high 39 saves against the Chicago Blackhawks. Since then, Mazanec has notched shutouts over the Detroit Redwings and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mazanec's goals-against average is one of the best by a rookie goaltender in NHL History and has played the third-fewest minutes among goaltenders with multiple shutouts this season.

Mazanec will be back between the pipes Tuesday night as the Predators take on the Vancouver Canucks.

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