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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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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne turned aside 39 shots but took the loss in the Rangers' 4-1 triumph in New York Monday night.
Rinne hasn't lost very much this season. He's now 35-11-3, and has been neck-and-neck with Montreal's Carey Price as the NHL's top goalie. His goals-against average is 2.10 and his save percentage, .923. Needless to say, if you've had Rinne as your fantasy goalie this season, you're lucky. Mar 2 - 11:16 PM

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Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators Monday night at the Rangers.

Rinne will be starting his fourth straight for the Preds Monday and is just 1-3-1 in his past five games. He has still been arguably the best goaltender in the NHL this year along with Carey Price. His 35 wins, 2.07 goals-against-average, and .928 save percentage on the season are all good for second best in the league. He’s only started two games versus the Rangers in his career, so the sample size is small, but he has an impressive 1.44 GAA and .946 save percentage versus them.
Mar 2 - 5:24 PM

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators are still struggling a bit lately, including Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Rinne only has one win in his last five starts (1-3-1), as he allowed four goals on 25 shots against the Red Wings. His overall stats are still Vezina-worthy, however, so fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried just yet.
Feb 28 - 6:20 PM

Pekka Rinne will likely start in goal Saturday against the Red Wings.

Rinne suffered a rare home loss Thursday night against the Wild and actually only has one regulation time win in his last four starts. Just a little blip on what has been an amazing season to date. Make sure you have Rinne active early as the game against Detroit starts at 3:00 pm EST.
Feb 28 - 1:37 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 29 shots in Nashville's 4-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night, his third loss in the past four games.

Rinne's 1-2-1 record over the past four games classifies as a mini-slump for his standards, but it's nothing to be worried about. He is 6-2-1 in his past eight games and has allowed more than two goals only twice in that span, including Thursday night. He is still a sure bet with a 35-9-3 record, .930 save percentage and 2.03 goals against average.
Feb 27 - 12:37 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

Rinne brings his excellent 35-8-3 record with a 2.01 GAA and a .930 save percentage to his 17th career start against Minnesota, where he owns an 11-4-2 record with just 35 goals against. Incredible. Additionally, 36 of his 46 starts this season were rated as Quality Starts. Play with confidence.
Feb 26 - 6:03 PM

Pekka Rinne was solid on Tuesday as he turned aside 18 of 20 shots in a 5-2 victory over the Avalanche.

The win brings his record to an incredible 35-8-3 on the year, a mark that can only be rivalled by that of Carey Price. Rinne's impressive marked is also accompanied by a 2.01 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
Feb 24 - 11:24 PM

Pekka Rinne is the expected starter for Nashville against Colorado on Tuesday night.

Through 45 starts, Rinne leads the league with 34 wins, he also has just 11 losses with three coming in overtime or later. He also sports a .931 save percentage and a 2.01 GAA, second only to Carey Price in both categories. Rinne has won 10 of his last 14 starts against the Avs since 2010, with just 26 goals against.
Feb 24 - 7:23 PM

Pekka Rinne lost his second game in a row as the Nashville Predators fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 (SO) on Saturday.

Rinne kept Nashville in the game, stopping 31 out of 33 shots as Philly dominated chunks of the proceedings. He's now 34-8-3 as he continues an impressive, Vezina-caliber run.
Feb 21 - 4:01 PM

Pekka Rinne's five game winning streak was snapped on Thursday night in an ugly way, as the star allowed five goals on 40 shots in a loss to the Islanders.

Rinne has been incredible recently, allowing more than two goals just once over his past 10 games. The loss brings his record down to 34-8-2 this season with a .930 save percentage and 2.01 goals against average. Not too shabby for a goaltender who won just 10 games all of last season and had a save percentage just barely over .900.
Feb 19 - 10:04 PM

Pekka Rinne will indeed start versus the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Rinne comes in with a 34-7-2 record with just 84 goals against in 43 starts, and holds a 3-0-1 with a shutout and just six goals against the Islanders in four career starts.
Feb 19 - 6:45 PM

Pekka Rinne is expected to start versus the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Rinne continues to make his Vezina and Hart Trophy bids, leading the league with a 34-7-2 record with just 84 goals against in 43 starts. In four career starts against the Islanders, Rinne is 3-0-1 with a shutout and just six goals against.
Feb 19 - 6:17 PM

Pekka Rinne stood tall Tuesday night by blocking 42 of 43 shots in a 5-1 defeat of the San Jose Sharks.

The Vezina Trophy candidate stymied the Sharks on this night and likely left his opponents with a sour taste in their mouths. His record improves to an incredible 34-7-2 with the win while his GAA is 1.87 and his save percentage is .932.
Feb 17 - 11:46 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the start versus the Sharks on Tuesday night.

As Rinne and the Predators continue to lead the league in winning, here's his numbers against the Sharks instead: through 15 games Rinne is 7-3-4 with a dozen of those games allowing two or fewer goals. Including a 2-0 loss, which he was credited for just one goal against, back in December. Start with confidence.
Feb 17 - 7:50 PM

Pekka Rinne was selected as the third star of the week.

Rinne posted a 1.30 GAA and .954 save percentage in three straight victories last week. After missing most of the 2013-14 campaign due to a hip infection, he's been one of the league's best goaltenders this season and is one of the main reasons why the Nashville Predators are leading in the Presidents' Trophy race.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 16 - 12:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
RW1James Neal
2Filip Forsberg
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton