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Pekka Rinne | Goalie

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 204
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Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne allowed five goals but was credited with the win in a 7-5 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.
Rinne stopped only 20 shots in this high-scoring affair. The Preds still have a game left in the regular season, Sunday in Minnesota, but won't make the postseason. Rinne likely will be playing Sunday. If he does, he'll get a final chance to improve his 10-10-3 record, 2.77 GAA and .902 save percentage. Apr 12 - 10:59 PM

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Pekka Rinne will be in goal Saturday night against Chicago.

He will get the last game of the season off Sunday when the Preds face off against the Wild.
Apr 12 - 1:33 PM

Pekka Rinne was superb on Thursday as he carried the Predators to a 2-0 shutout win over Phoenix.

The game was a crucial one for the Coyotes, but they weren't to solve Rinne, despite firing 29 shots in his direction. The Finnish netminder improves his record to 9-10-3 with the win while his GAA is 2.66 and his save percentage is .906. He should be one of the more undervalued commodities entering next season.
Apr 11 - 12:30 AM

Pekka Rinne is one victory away from becoming Nashville's all-time leader.

He has registered a career record of 161-98-37 in 315 games. Tomas Vokoun picked up 161 victories in 383 contests with the Predators from 1998-2007. Nashville has three games left on their 2013-14 schedule.
Apr 10 - 12:28 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 28 of 30 shots but was beaten twice in the shootout as Nashville was dropped by Dallas 3-2 on Tuesday.

Rinne has now lost three of four, allowing 15 goals in that span. The Finn is 8-10-3 this season with a .902 save percentage and 2.79 goals against average.
Apr 9 - 1:49 AM

Pekka Rinne shook off his poor outing from last week to lift the Predators to a 5-2 win over Anaheim Friday.

Rinne allowed a whopping seven goals on 29 shots in a loss to Dallas a week ago, but after resting up he turned aside 27 of 29 shots to earn a win over Anaheim. The victory improves his record to 8-10-2 while his GAA is 2.84 and his save percentags is an even .900.
Apr 5 - 12:52 AM

Pekka Rinne has a 3-6-1 record since his return from a hip infection.

He has also been pulled twice and he could've received the hook for Friday's game against Dallas as well when he surrendered seven goals on 29 shots. "In perfect conditions it's so hard to play in the NHL, now we're asking him to do that without all the necessary preparation," Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn said. "You can't just turn on a light switch and expect to get it done. It's hard." Rinne has played some very strong contests since his return, but his play has been inconsistent. He has an .898 save percentage and a 2.89 GAA in 20 appearances this season.
Apr 1 - 9:55 AM

Pekka Rinne had a night to forget on Friday, allowing seven goals on 29 shots in suffering a 7-3 defeat to the Dallas Stars.

Rinne has simply not been himself in this injury-plagued season. He has allowed 11 goals in the past two games, and has won just three times in the 11 games since his return earlier this month. He has allowed four goals or more in five of his past six appearances.
Mar 28 - 11:36 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 24 shots on Tuesday night but the Preds could not claw past the Avalanche, losing 5-4 in a shootout.

Rinne has allowed four goals or more in four of his past five appearances, while the one game he did not allow a pile of goals, he recorded a shutout. The 31 year old is still looking for consistency after returning from a long injury, as he sits at 7-9-2 this season with a 2.66 goals against average and .907 save percentage.
Mar 26 - 1:15 AM

Pekka Rinne stymied the Blackhawks Sunday as the Predators earned a 2-0 shutout win.

Coming off a disappointing outing in which he allowed four goals against Calgary before being removed from the game, Rinne bounced back in a big way by shutting down Chicago. He turned away all 29 shots he faced in the victory, which was his first shutout of the year, and improves his record to 7-9-1. His GAA is 2.59 while his save percentage is .909.
Mar 23 - 9:44 PM

Despite being pulled after allowing four goals against the lowly Flames Friday night, we expect Pekka Rinne to start Sunday against Chicago.

Preds' coach Barry Trotz said that three of those goals were not Rinne's fault. Given how well he has played since his return from injury, Rinne has quite a bit of slack. We suggest you stick by him. Anyone can have an off night.
Mar 22 - 1:15 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed five goals on only 26 shots in Nashville's 5-1 loss to Edmonton Tuesday night.

Rinne was pulled in the third period and Carter Hutton replaced him. Hutton stopped all four shots he faced. Rinne lost his second straight game and he has allowed nine goals in those games. He now has a 6-9-1 record with a 2.59 GAA and .909 save percentage. The Predators will play tonight against Vancouver and maybe they will start Hutton instead of Rinne.
Mar 19 - 4:34 AM

Pekka Rinne will start for Nashville on Tuesday.

The larger question is if Rinne, who missed most of the season due to a hip injury, will play again on Wednesday. He's already participated in both halves of one back-to-back set and claimed to feel fine afterwards, so we wouldn't rule it out.
Mar 18 - 6:20 PM

Pekka Rinne felt fine after playing in back-to-back games.

It was a big test for Rinne after returning from a hip injury that sidelined him for most of the campaign and required surgery. Unfortunately, the result wasn't what he would have wanted as the St. Louis Blues scored four goals on 26 shots in Nashville's 4-1 loss.
Mar 16 - 11:03 AM

Pekka Rinne gave up four goals on 26 shots in Nashville's 4-1 loss to the Blues on Saturday night.

With the way the Predators struggle to score goals, that's not going to get it done. Dating back to before his injury, Rinne has two wins over his last seven starts. Rinne has a 2.39 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season.
Mar 15 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Fisher
2Colin Wilson
3Paul Gaustad
4Mark Van Guilder
LW1Matt Cullen
2Viktor Stalberg
3Gabriel Bourque
4Nick Spaling
5Simon Moser
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Craig Smith
3Eric Nystrom
4Richard Clune
5Patrick Eaves
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Michael Del Zotto
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton