Predators shutout Toronto 3-0

Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 19: Patrick Marleau #12 of the Toronto Maple Leafs watches a puck in front of goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on March 19, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Pekka Rinne earned his second shutout of Toronto of the season as the Predators beat the Maple Leafs 3-0 Tuesday night in Nashville.

Rinne beat the Leafs 4-0 in their first matchup and finished Tuesday night with 22 saves including a spectacular series with just over 15 minutes to play and the Predators clinging to a 1-0 lead.

Brian Boyle gave Nashville a 1-0 lead in the first period in a pretty passing sequence with Craig Smith who earned the assist.  For Boyle, it was his 18th goal of the season.

Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal as a Predator in the third period on a gorgeous crossing pass from Ryan Ellis to make it 2-0.  

The Leafs pulled the goalie with 3 minutes to play and it only took the Preds one minute to take advantage as Filip Forsberg’s 26th goal of the season was his easiest. 

The Predators 3 game win streak is their first since February 1st.

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