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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 stopped 20 of 22 shots in Nashville's 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Rinne has owned the Avalanche all season and that didn't change tonight. He's a perfect 5-0 against them this season. Rinne now owns a 23-15-6 record with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. He has three wins in his last four decisions. Feb 23 - 11:41 PM

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Pekka Rinne gets nod against the Avalanche on Thursday.

If there's one team the veteran netminder has dominated this season it's been Colorado. He's 4-0 with just nine goals against on 127 combined shots. So despite his recent struggles, you may wish to consider this a favorable matchup.
Feb 23 - 6:05 PM

Pekka Rinne was given the hook in Tuesday's 6-5 OT loss to the Calgary Flames.

Rinne was yanked after allowing four goals on just 13 shots. He came out of the game with his team trailing 4-1, but the change seemed to spark the Preds in a positive way. Nashville responded by scoring four consecutive goals to jump ahead 5-4. Unfortunately for the Preds, they let that lead slip away with Juuse Saros in goal. Rinne didn't factor into tonight's decision.
Feb 22 - 12:39 AM

Pekka Rinne is projected to start Tuesday's match against the Calgary Flames.

He was in the starter's crease during the morning skate, so he's likely to play. Rinne has a 3-2-0 record in February with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage after he was excellent in January.
Feb 21 - 5:19 PM

Pekka Rinne was picked apart by the Wild Saturday night, giving up four goals in a 5-2 loss.

The fifth goal of the night went into an empty net. Rinne fell behind early with a goal to Mikael Granlund at 2:38 in the first. Jason Zucker scored his first of two on the night at 17:00 in the second, and Mikko Koivu added to the tally 35 seconds into the third. Despite the loss, Rinne still has a solid record of 22-15-6.
Feb 19 - 12:44 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod against the Wild on Saturday.

Rinne has split his three games against the Wild this season, going 1-1-1 with an .899 save percentage and eight goals against on 79 combined shots. Clearly the divisional rival has his number this season.
Feb 18 - 3:10 PM

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves on 21 shots to earn a 5-3 win over Dallas on Sunday evening.

The prospects weren't so rosy late in the second period, as the Preds trailed the Stars 3-0. But Rinne's teammates scored five unanswered goals to give their goaltender his 22nd victory. Rinne allowed seven goals on just 37 shots this weekend, but the Preds took three of four points. Rinne is 22-14-6 with a .920 save percentage and 2.39 goals against average.
Feb 12 - 10:23 PM

Pekka Rinne will once again man the net on Sunday against the Stars.

Rinne saw just under 28 minutes of action yesterday before getting yanked against the Panthers for giving up four goals on 16 shots. So consider this Rinne's shot at redemption.
Feb 12 - 5:32 PM

Pekka Rinne was yanked from Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers after stopping just 12 of 16 shots through 27:53 of play.

Rinne left the game trailing 4-2 and would go on to take the loss. He's now 21-15-6 on the season. He was replaced by Juuse Saros.
Feb 11 - 8:33 PM

Pekka Rinne gets the nod against the Panthers on Saturday.

Rinne has been excellent this season, which includes his dozen games against Eastern foes. He's 6-3-3 with a .930 save percentage and a 2.13 GAA.
Feb 11 - 1:34 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Rinne and the Preds allowed the first goal of the game, but they responded by scoring three unanswered goals. The Preds goalie has two wins in his last three games and he's given up just three goals during that stretch. Rinne has a 21-14-6 record with a 2.30 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season. His fantasy stock is on the rise.
Feb 8 - 12:17 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Rinne is 1-1 in his last two games, but he's given up just one goal during that span. He'll enter tonight's game with a 20-14-6 record, a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 7 - 7:50 PM

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves and let only one puck get past him, but it was not a strong enough night to stem a 1-0 loss to the Red Wings Saturday.

With a save percentage of .947, this was only Rinne’s 14th best game of the season. The good news is that while he has been this stingy in giving up goals, he has a record of 12-1-1 and those added points for victories are helping players.
Feb 4 - 11:23 PM

Pekka Rinne leads his Predators out against the Red Wings on Saturday.

Rinne is coming off a 31-save shutout over the Oilers on Thursday. He's 7-3 with 19 goals against and a .937 save percentage over his last 10 games.
Feb 4 - 7:33 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped all 31 shots he faced in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Rinne's now come up on the winning end of four of his last five decisions and he's given up two goals or less in three of those games. He owns a 20-13-6 record with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in 2016-17. After a slow start to the season, it looks like he's finally turned things around.
Feb 2 - 11:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Fisher
3Vernon Fiddler
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Austin Watson
4Cody McLeod
5Harry Zolnierczyk
6Miikka Salomaki
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Viktor Arvidsson
4Craig Smith
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Brad Hunt
8Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros