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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Steen was given a penalty shot on the play. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Steen was given a penalty shot on the play. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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