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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 made 42 saves in Nashville's 3-2 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.
It was his second start in as many nights but he still showed up to play. He made two key saves in overtime but the Kings dominated puck possession and managed to get one by him on a crazy deflection play with 28 seconds left in the extra period. Rinne falls to 1-3-0-1 on the season and has a disappointing early goals-against-average of 3.25 with an equally disappointing .909 save percentage in five games started. The Preds have started slowly but they are very talented so we expect Rinne and the team to turn things around soon. Oct 28 - 3:27 AM

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Pekka Rinne will face Los Angeles on Thursday night.

After allowing four goals on 17 shots in just 35 minutes of work in Wednesday's debacle, coach Peter Laviolette appears ready to trust his primary netminder once again.
Oct 27 - 10:11 PM

Pekka Rinne was pulled at the 15:04 mark of the second period as the Nashville Predators lost 6-1 to the Anaheim Ducks.

Rinne gave up four goals in the first and second periods of Wednesday night’s loss. It was a goal by Corey Perry—his 670th career point—that broke the camel’s back. Less than two minutes later Andrew Cogliano scored a shorthanded, unassisted goal against Marek Mazanec to prove that it was not all Rinne’s fault. The hits kept coming as Ryan Kesler scored at the 19:13 mark. Rinne’s save percentage was an abysmal .765 after he started the season .922, but he may still have been feeling the effects of his bout with food poisoning that devastated the team in the past few games. Mazanec gave up two goals on nine shots for a save percentage of .778.
Oct 27 - 1:23 AM

Pekka Rinne will not dress for Saturday's match with Pittsburgh, presumably due to food poisoning.

Well, at least we know he'll be back sooner rather than later. It's no fun being sick, but it's better than a broken bone. Enjoy watching Juuse Saros take on the Penguins tonight instead.
Oct 22 - 8:00 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 39 of 43 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Friday.

Rinne was bombarded with shots, facing 34 shots through only two periods. The Predators help a 2-1 lead during the second period largely due to Rinne making save after save. The Red Wings eventually were able to get on track, scoring three goals in just over a span of 12 minutes between the second and third periods. His record drops to 1-2-0 on the season with the loss.
Oct 21 - 10:19 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Rinne picked up the loss tonight, but it's hard to blame him on either one of Dallas' goals in this game. The Preds goalie has give up just four goals in his two starts in 2016-17. He has a 1-1-0 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage this season. He'll be a solid starting goaltender in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 18 - 11:56 PM

Pekka Rinne will be in goal for Tuesday's contest against Dallas.

He blocked 22 shots in a 3-2 win over Chicago last Friday in his previous start. Rinne will have to be at his best versus the high-scoring Stars.
Oct 18 - 4:21 PM

The Predators hope to rest Pekka Rinne more than they have in the past but much will depend on how well Marek Mazanec plays when gets the chance.

Well, Mazanec didn't play all that well Saturday night against the Blackhawks in a 5-3 loss as he allowed four goals on only 26 shots. If the Preds want to cut down on the 66 starts Rinne made in 2015-16, Mazanec is going to have to do better than that. Look for Mazanec to get another start this coming weekend as Nashville has back-to-back contests once again.
Oct 16 - 1:51 PM

Pekka Rinne turned aside 22 of 24 shots in Nashville's 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rinne got off to a shaky start, as he allowed a goal to Marcus Kruger less than three minutes into the game. It's hard to fault Rinne on the second goal because he was screened by Jonathan Toews and P.K. Subban when Niklas Hjalmarsson's shot went in the net. The 33-year-old is looking to bounce back after putting up a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage last season.
Oct 14 - 11:01 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Pekka Rinne will indeed start in Friday's match against the Blackhawks.

As if there was any doubt. Rinne has posted a career 16-14-4 record in 35 games against Chicago with a .919 save percentage and 2.46 GAA.
Oct 14 - 7:36 PM

Expect Pekka Rinne to guard Nashville's crease for Friday's match against Chicago.

Rinne has posted a career .917 save percentage and 2.37 GAA, but had a near career worst .908 SV% and 2.48 GAA last season. Now entering his age-34 season, he's a good candidate to bounce back. We'd give him the benefit of the doubt, at least to begin the campaign.
Oct 14 - 6:52 PM

Pekka Rinne isn't concerned about his age catching up with him.

Rinne will celebrate his 34th birthday on Nov. 3. That's not so old that alarm bells should be going off, but he's at a stage in his career where his age does start to become a concern. Especially after an off-campaign by his standards where he posted a 2.48 GAA and .908 save percentage. "If you’re healthy, if your mind is fresh, if you’re motivated, if your body is still doing the things the mind wants it to do, that’s what matters," Rinne countered. "To be honest with you, I still feel young — 33, that’s just numbers."
Oct 10 - 10:38 AM

Pekka Rinne faced 36 shots on goal and gave up five in the 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning wore down the Predators by outshooting them 36 to 24, but Rinne’s save percentage of .861 will not turn many heads. Last year in Nashville he slipped to .908 after have a respectable .923 save percentage in 2014-15.
Oct 8 - 11:00 PM

Pekka Rinne feels his participation in the World Cup of Hockey will lead to a stronger start to the regular season.

"I think it's going to give you a little bit (of a) jump-start," he said. "It was a great experience. Just going on the ice a little bit earlier than usual in the summer, I think it's only going to help (at) the beginning of the season. Right now, of course my focus is on being back on the ice with my teammates and getting back in game shape." Rinne and his Nashville teammates expect him to bounce back this season.
Sep 30 - 9:48 AM

Pekka Rinne looked shaky in Finland's 4-1 loss to Team North America on Sunday.

He allowed four goals on 43 shots in this one. Predators fans were hoping that Rinne had put last season's struggles behind him, but he definitely seemed to be fighting the puck at times tonight. Still, this loss can't be put on Rinne's shoulders, as the entire team was dominated by Team North America from beginning to end. Don't be surprised if Finland starts Tuukka Rask in Tuesday's game against Sweden.
Sep 18 - 11:08 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Miikka Salomaki
4Austin Watson
5Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Matt Carle
6Anthony Bitetto
7Matt Irwin
8Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec