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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 will get the nod against the Stars on Thursday.
Rinne has captured nine of 10 possible standings points over his last five games, allowing just 12 goals over that span as well. The streak includes his win over Dallas where he turned away 33 of 35 shots. Dec 8 - 6:07 PM

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Pekka Rinne boosted his winning streak to five games thanks to the 4-3 victory over Colorado on Tuesday.

Rinne stopped 25 of 28 shots, including eight of 10 while on the kill. Rinne has gone an remarkable 10-1-1 over his last 12 games, likely putting to bed any concerns about his aging play. For the season he's now 11-5-4 with a 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Dec 7 - 2:05 AM

Pekka Rinne will be in goal for the Predators on Tuesday night.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, so he is expected to get the nod. Rinne was the NHL's first star of the month for November, but his first start in December didn't go very well. He allowed five goals on 22 shots to New Jersey on Saturday and will be looking to bounce back against Colorado.
Dec 6 - 4:42 PM

Pekka Rinne was toasted by the Devils in a 5-4 overtime loss on Saturday.

He turned away just 17 of 22 shots. Rinne has now allowed eight goals over his last two starts, but that shouldn't raise too much concern. Rinne has been his usually excellent-self since November.
Dec 3 - 8:13 PM

It'll be Pekka Rinne in net against the Devils on Saturday for the Predators.

A bit of a surprise here, given the Devils are not a Western team and are playing Keith Kinkaid. Be that as it may, the veteran all-world netminder has allowed two or fewer goals in 10 of his last 12 starts. So get him in your lineup.
Dec 3 - 1:32 PM

Pekka Rinne has been tabbed as the first star of the month for November.

He guided the Predators to a 9-1-2 record, while posting a 1.49 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage. Rinne allowed two or fewer goals in 10 of his 12 appearances and he registered one shutout. He was happy to receive the honor and thanked his teammates for their efforts in front of him.
Dec 2 - 10:09 AM

Pekka Rinne had a busy night as he faced 40 shots on goal in the 5-3 win of the Nashville Predators over the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night.

Rinne is on a four-game winning streak with a lot of help on the other end of the ice. The last three contests have each featured five goals for the Preds, but they have also allowed Rinne to showcase his talent with save percentages of .925 or greater.
Nov 30 - 12:10 AM

Pekka Rinne is expected to be Nashville's starter on Tuesday night.

He will be in goal when the Predators visit Colorado. November has good to Rinne, who has won eight of his 11 starts this month, while registering a 1.35 goals-against average and .952 save percentage.
Nov 29 - 5:06 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 22 of 23 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Rinne gave up the game's first goal in the opening period, but he shut the door the rest of the way. He's now won seven of his last eight starts and he has just one regulation loss in his last 11 games. He'll enter his next start with a 9-5-3 record. Rinne also has a stellar 1.98 goals-against-average and a .935 save percentage. He's worth starting in all fantasy formats.
Nov 25 - 9:16 PM

Pekka Rinne will tend Nashville's crease on Friday against Winnipeg.

Rinne has an 8-5-3 record with a 2.04 GAA and a .934 save percentage this season. And just like that, he's having the best season of his career. Odds are that age-34 won't be a banner season, but a locked-in goalie is the best player on any ice.
Nov 25 - 5:41 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 33 of 35 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Rinne got off to a tough start in 2016-17, but he's really turned things around this month. He's won six of his last seven and he has just one regulation loss since Nov. 1 (10 games). Rinne has an 8-5-3 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage this season. He'll continue to be a strong fantasy option going forward.
Nov 24 - 2:00 AM

Pekka Rinne will face the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

Rinne has been incredible in November with a 6-1-2 record, a 1.32 goals-against average, a .953 save percentage and one shutout.
Nov 23 - 5:43 PM

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne kicked away 23 Tampa Bay shots in the Predators' 3-1 victory over the visiting Lightning Monday night.

Rinne is 7-5-3 on the season, with a goals-against average of 2.04 and a save percentage of .933. He remains a reliable fantasy goalie. Lightning forward Tyler Johnson ruined Rinne's shutout bid Monday with 49.7 seconds remaining.
Nov 22 - 12:09 AM

Pekka Rinne is expected to be between the pipes for Monday's tilt against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He's coming off a 31-save (on 34 shots) performance in a loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Rinne has a 6-5-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 21 - 6:14 PM

Pekka Rinne allowing three goals Saturday night against St. Louis is very rare.

It was the first game since November 5th that Rinne has allowed more than one goal in a game. That just shows you how hot Rinne has been this past month. Start him with confidence every chance you get.
Nov 20 - 12:16 PM

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2Kevin Fiala
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4Miikka Salomaki
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
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3Craig Smith
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D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Adam Pardy
9Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec