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Pekka Rinne | Goalie | #35

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 204
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 8 (258) / NAS
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Pekka Rinne will be back in goal Sunday night for Game 2 against the Sharks.
Up until Friday night's third period, Rinne had been on a three-plus game roll during which his save percentage was .969. Look for Rinne and the Preds to put on a better show against the Sharks now that they have had a chance to rest. Apr 30 - 11:52 AM

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Pekka Rinne was humming along through the first two periods, then things fell apart in Game 1 against San Jose on Friday.

Rinne turned away 33 of 36 shots, including seven of nine on special teams. However those three pucks beat him between the third and 16th minute of the third period, giving the Sharks a 3-1 lead. While the Predators would capture one back at the 18:11 mark with Rinne pulled, the Predators would pop two more into the empty net for the 5-2 win. Rinne also did not finish the game, giving the last 50 seconds to Carter Hutton. There does not appear to be an injury to him, well, not a physical one anyway.
Apr 30 - 1:38 AM

Pekka Rinne will be in net against the Sharks in Game 1.

Rinne posted a .915 save percentage with just 17 goals against during the seven-game series victory over Anaheim in the first round. If he can maintain the same level of success over the next 200 shots or so from San Jose, then Nashville has a real shot at moving on.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Apr 29 - 7:30 PM

Pekka Rinne made 36 saves to lead Nashville to a 2-1 Game 7 win over Anaheim on Tuesday.

It was his best playoff performance as a pro to date. Rinne made 27 saves in the second and third periods alone to "steal" the game for Nashville. The only puck to get past him was a Ryan Kesler one-timer on a power-play. The 33-year-old stopped 60-of-62 shots in Games 6 and 7. He carries a 2.45 GAA and .915 save percentage into the second round.
Apr 28 - 1:33 AM

Pekka Rinne is tapped to start Nashville's franchise first ever Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks

The Predators 8th round pick in 2004 (258th overall) has a ballooned goals against average (2.68) and sub-par .901 save percentage heading into Game 7, but he did play very well in Game 6 to extend the series.
Apr 27 - 9:42 PM

Pekka Rinne is "excited" for the first Game 7 in Nashville Predators franchise history on Wednesday night.

"It's just the preparation," Rinne told Robby Stanley. "You still prepare for one game, one win, and it's the same situation for both teams." Through 40 career playoff games, Rinne is 18-22 with a 2.51 GAA and a .912 save percentage. Which doesn't compare favorably against his career regular season numbers, albeit not that dramatically, he's posted a 2.37 GAA with a .917 save percentage in 447 matches. All that said Rinne likes his odds, "to be going to Anaheim, they have their home crowd, but I feel like we've been playing really well in their building. Just really excited about this one."
Apr 26 - 6:52 PM

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne played well Monday night, making 26 saves during the Predators' 3-1 triumph over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

The Preds' victory tied this first-round playoff series at 3-3 and sets up the seventh and deciding game Wednesday night in Anaheim. Rinne entered Game 6 Monday with a 3.02 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage in the post-season but he improved his numbers conspicuously with his effort Monday and now has a 2.68 GAA and a .901 save percentage.
Apr 25 - 11:36 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Preds are in a do-or-die situation, as one more loss will eliminate them from the 2016 postseason. Rinne enters Game 6 with a 3.02 goals-against-average and a .889 save percentage in the 2016 playoffs.
Apr 25 - 7:39 PM

After stellar performances in Game 1 and 2 against the Ducks, Pekka Rinne's play has dropped off quite a bit.

Rinne and the Predators have dropped three games in a row. He's allowed 11 goals during that span. The 33-year-old will enter Game 6 with a poor 3.02 goals-against-average and a .889 save percentage in the playoffs. The Predators will have a chance to redeem themselves in Game 6 on Monday night.
Apr 24 - 9:36 AM

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in the Predators’ 5-2 Game 5 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

He gave up four as the final goal went in with the net empty. Now is not the time for Rinne to revert back to his regular-season form. Well, in the past three games he has, so perhaps it's a bit late for that observation. Rinne has given up at least three goals in three consecutive games, all Predators losses. He has a 3.01 GAA and .889 SV% in these playoffs. Nashville is down in the series 3-2.
Apr 23 - 9:00 PM

Pekka Rinne will indeed be in net Saturday against Anaheim in Game 5.

Rinne has turned away 93 of 104 combined shots through the first four games of the series. With the series tied 2-2, Rinne's ability to stop the puck is sorely needed.
Apr 23 - 5:36 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to get the start Saturday night.

Although he did not have his best game Thursday night in a 4-1 loss to the Ducks, it would be shocking if Rinne wasn't back between the pipes for Saturday night's Game 5 in Anaheim.
Apr 23 - 10:37 AM

Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on just 25 shots as the Predators were soundly beaten 4-1 by Anaheim Thursday night in Game 4.

It couldn't have been more disappointing for Nashville, who squandered a 2-0 series lead in two home games. Rinne falls back to .500 in the playoffs, having given up seven goals in the past two games after allowing just four in the first two. Nashville will have to take another game in Anaheim if they hope to win the series.
Apr 21 - 10:51 PM

As expected, Pekka Rinne will get the start in Game 4 against Anaheim.

Nashville will look to push Anaheim to the brink of elimination. Rinne enters Game 4 with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 21 - 7:41 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 21 shots in a 3-0 shutout loss to Anaheim in Game 3.

Rinne was instrumental in the first two games in Anaheim but couldn't keep the Ducks off the board on this night. His team didn't help him out, going 0-5 on the power-play and unable to score any goals on the other end. He's still has allowed just seven goals on 79 shots this post season.
Apr 20 - 2:38 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
6Calle Jarnkrok
7Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
6Pontus Aberg
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton