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Pekka Rinne | Goalie | #35

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 8 (258) / NAS
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Pekka Rinne blocked 26 of 28 shots in a 7-2 win against San Jose Saturday night.
Five was the operative number Saturday night. Rinne won his fifth game in a row by denying the Sharks all but two goals in the second period to give the Preds a five-point differential. He had two perfect periods of play giving his team the chance to run up the score. His save percentage for the night was .929 slightly higher than his season average entering the game of .916. Mar 26 - 2:00 AM

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Pekka Rinne is projected to start against the Sharks Saturday.

He has a record of 29-16-8 in 55 starts this season with a save percentage of .916. The only time he faced the Sharks this year resulted in a loss, with a GAA of 3.06.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 25 - 6:58 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 24 of 25 shots in Nashville's 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Rinne has now rattled off four consecutive victories over Winnipeg, Washington, Arizona and Calgary. The Preds are one point behind Calgary for the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference (Nashville has a game in hand). Rinne has a 29-16-8 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage this season.
Mar 24 - 12:07 AM

Pekka Rinne is the probable starter for Thursday's game against the Flames.

Rinne has posted a 28-16-8 record with a 2.51 GAA and a .915 save percentage so far this season. He also comes in riding a three-game winning streak.
Mar 23 - 4:39 PM

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 25 shots in a 3-1 victory Monday night over the Arizona Coyotes in Nashville.

Rinne has three consecutive wins and at least a point in five consecutive games. He is coming on strong and wouldn't be a bad choice in one-night fantasy play as the regular season nears its end. His win-loss record this season is 28-16-8, while his goals-against average is 2.51 and his save percentage, .915.
Mar 20 - 11:46 PM

Confirming a previous report, Pekka Rinne will indeed start for Nashville against the Coyotes on Monday.

Rinne is coming off back-to-back wins, and has at least a point in four straight games. He has an 0-1-1 record against the Coyotes this season, posting a 2.89 goals against average and .903 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 7:32 PM

Pekka Rinne is expected to start Monday's game against Arizona.

He won two straight matches before getting Saturday's game off against Carolina. Rinne has a 0-1-1 record versus the Coyotes this season along with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 5:04 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed one goal on 23 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Capitals.

Rinne gave up the game's first goal to Brett Connolly in the first period, but he shut the door on the Caps the rest of the way. Rinne has now won back-to-back games over the Jets and Capitals. He improves his record to 27-16-8 in the process. He'll enter his next game with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.
Mar 16 - 10:49 PM

Pekka Rinne is expected to play Thursday against the Capitals.

It will be his 500th game if he gets the nod. Rinne comes in rocking a .917 save percentage and a 2.40 GAA in his career, which aren't far off from this season's numbers - .914 SV% and a 2.58 GAA. Suffice it to say, post-prime Rinne is still really, really good.
Mar 16 - 5:40 PM

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne amassed 30 saves in the Nashville Predators' 5-4 overtime victory over the Jets in Winnipeg Monday night.

Rinne snapped a losing streak at three. He improved his record to 26-16-8. His goals-against average is 2.58 and his save percentage is .914. It hasn't been a spectacular season for Rinne on the ice or in fantasy play, but there are plenty of NHL goalies who are less reliable.
Mar 14 - 12:18 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Rinne comes into this game having lost three consecutive games. He has a 25-16-8 record with a 2.55 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.
Mar 13 - 6:14 PM

Pekka Rinne made 31 saves but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 OTL to Los Angeles on Thursday.

It's been a bit of a tough stretch for Rinne who has failed to record a win in three straight games despite allowing just eight goals over that stretch of games. It doesn't get any easier for him and the Preds though with a game at SJ next and then hosting quality teams in the Jets and the Capitals afterwards. Rinne brings a 2.55 GAA and .915 save percentage into his next start.
Mar 10 - 2:21 AM

Pekka Rinne is projected to be in net against the Kings on Thursday night.

He's 0-1-1 with seven goals against on 71 combined shots this season against the Los Angeles. Over his career, Rinne has a 11-7-4 record with an .894 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA against the Kings.
Mar 9 - 6:20 PM

Pekka Rinne gave up three goals in regulation and one more during a shootout to drop a 4-3 contest to the Ducks Tuesday night.

Rinne was simply worn down. He faced 10 shots in the first, 16 in the second, 15 in the third, and one more in overtime for a total of 42. Despite that, he made three more saves during the shootout and watched as fourth puck missed the net. He finally succumbed in the fifth round to Patrick Eaves.
Mar 8 - 1:32 AM

Pekka Rinne is expected to start Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

He played well last Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Montreal, but the defeat snapped his three-game winning streak. Rinne didn't have great peripherals in February, with a 3.16 GAA and an .888 save percentage, despite a 6-2-0 record.
Mar 7 - 3:51 PM

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5Anthony Bitetto
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