Rinne stops 28 shots, Sissons scores, Preds top Flyers 1-0

Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne, left, defends as Anthony Bitetto, right, looks to clear the puck from the crease during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Colton Sissons was a spectator when the Flyers and Predators went goal-for-goal in a scoring free-for-all in their first matchup.

In the rematch, he was the difference.

Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots, Sissons scored in the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Thursday night.

Sissons got his second goal of the season early in the third, giving the Western Conference champions their fourth win in five games. Rinne was strong in his 44th career shutout and first of the season.

"I felt like there were some orange sweaters around us whenever we got the puck," Sissons said.

Sissons, though, broke free from the orange swarm and finished an odd-man rush with a goal in the high corner.

The Predators beat the Flyers 6-5 nine days ago, but the rematch was far more defensive.