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Pekka Rinne | Goalie

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 204
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Updating an earlier item, Pekka Rinne will indeed start Game Two against Chicago on Friday night.
Rinne's beaten Chicago just twice in the playoffs over seven games, allowing 20 goals in the process. But you should start perhaps the best goalie in the world with confidence, anyway. Apr 17 - 9:07 PM

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Pekka Rinne is expected to start Game Two on Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Aside from blowing a 3-0 lead, Rinne was was his usual stellar self making 38 saves in Game One's double overtime loss in Game One. Rinne now owns a 13-16 record with 73 goals against in 29 career playoff starts. He's beaten Chicago just twice in the playoffs over seven games, allowing 20 goals in the process.
Apr 17 - 7:31 PM

Pekka Rinne made 38 saves in a 4-3 double OT series opening loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

After going up 3-0 in the first period, the Predators suffered a big letdown in the second period and rash of power goals against killed the lead. Rinne was not good enough to stem the tide and the Hawks exploded for three goals of their own to tie it and eventually go on to win the game in double overtime. Rinne is on a personal four game losing streak where he has allowed 3.5 goals per game in a bit of a disturbing trend. The Predators will need much more from their All-Star goalie if they are going to beat the Hawks in this difficult first round match-up.
Apr 16 - 3:22 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod in net for Game 1 Wednesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rinne won 41 games this season, good for second best in the league, and finished the season with a stellar 2.18 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage. However, since injuring his knee in February, Rinne’s save percentage dropped from .944 to .925, which included a .897 mark over his last four starts of the year. In 28 career post season appearances, he has a 13-15-1 record with a 2.41 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 15 - 5:13 PM

Pekka Rinne lost his fourth game in a row on Thursday night after 23 saves on 26 shots did not get the job done against Minnesota.

Rinne has allowed 14 goals in his past four games and has not performed well during the most important two weeks of the fantasy season. Nonetheless, Rinne's stellar play through most of the season likely helped a lot of owners as he's still 41-17-6 with a .923 save percentage and 2.18 goals against average.
Apr 10 - 1:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 20-of-23 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

It has been a mini-slump in altogether outstanding season for the Preds number one man. Rinne has gone three straight starts without a win but is still second in the NHL with 41. He spots a stellar 2.17 GAA and .923 save percentage in 63 games this year. The Preds still have the central to fight for here late in the year so it's likely that Rinne gets the rest of the starts.
Apr 8 - 1:15 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

It's been another stellar season for Rinne as he comes in owning a 41-15-6 record with a .924 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA. He's also posted 44 Quality Starts against just five Really Bad Starts this season. Rinne has won both of his games over Colorado this season, stopping 44 of 46 combined shots.
Apr 7 - 8:38 PM

Pekka Rinne blocked 20 of 24 shots in the Predators’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

Not a good night for Rinne, who allowed one in the second, two in the third and one more in OT. Rinne has given up 11 goals over his past three games. On the year, he has a 2.15 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 11:28 PM

Pekka Rinne will be in goal when the Predators face off against Dallas Saturday night.

He is coming off a relatively poor 5-4 shootout loss to Vancouver and will be looking to make amends. We never bet against Rinne. The odds of him putting up a second bad outing, especially against a success-challenged Stars' squad, is remote.
Apr 4 - 2:00 PM

Pekka Rinne was beaten four times on just 25 shots Tuesday as the Predators suffered a 5-4 shootout defeat against Vancouver.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Nashville netminder and drops his record to a sparkling 41-15-5 mark. His peripheral stats are equally superb and he should definitely end up a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.
Apr 1 - 12:11 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Rinne comes in with a 41-15-4 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA over 60 starts this season. He also owns 44 Quality Starts against five Really Bad Starts, placing him among the league leaders. Rinne has gone 7-7-1 with a .913 save percentage and a 2.68 GAA in 17 career starts versus Vancouver.
Mar 31 - 5:50 PM

Pekka Rinne has been named Nashville's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

He missed 51 games last season after his hip surgery got infected. Rinne has been back to his past form in 2014-15 and he's having a Vezina caliber season with a 41-15-4 record to go with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.
Mar 31 - 1:51 PM

The Nashville Predators clinched a playoff spot with a 4-3 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, so it was fitting that Pekka Rinne was in net.

Rinne improved to 41-15-4 on the season after stopping 25 out of 28 shots. He's now on a four-game winning streak and is two victories from tying his career-high of 43 wins from 2011-12.
Mar 28 - 3:34 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to start in goal Saturday afternoon against Washington.

The Predators can clinch a playoff spot with any type of win against the Capitals on Saturday and Rinne, will of course, be in goal to try nail that victory down. He is coming off a 28-save, 3-2 win over Tampa on Thursday and is a must start in Saturday's early afternoon cotest. Game time is 12:30 pm EDT!
Mar 28 - 8:45 AM

Pekka Rinne made 28 saves on 30 shots to backstop Nashville to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

The star goaltender's third straight win gives him 40 victories on the season, three short of his career high in 2011-2012. Rinne has compiled an excellent 40-15-4 record this year with a .927 save percentage and 2.08 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 1:11 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
5Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Joe Piskula
8Anton Volchenkov
9Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton