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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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The Nashville Predators clinched a playoff spot with a 4-3 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, so it was fitting that Pekka Rinne was in net.
Rinne improved to 41-15-4 on the season after stopping 25 out of 28 shots. He's now on a four-game winning streak and is two victories from tying his career-high of 43 wins from 2011-12. Mar 28 - 3:34 PM

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Look for Pekka Rinne to start in goal Saturday afternoon against Washington.

The Predators can clinch a playoff spot with any type of win against the Capitals on Saturday and Rinne, will of course, be in goal to try nail that victory down. He is coming off a 28-save, 3-2 win over Tampa on Thursday and is a must start in Saturday's early afternoon cotest. Game time is 12:30 pm EDT!
Mar 28 - 8:45 AM

Pekka Rinne made 28 saves on 30 shots to backstop Nashville to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

The star goaltender's third straight win gives him 40 victories on the season, three short of his career high in 2011-2012. Rinne has compiled an excellent 40-15-4 record this year with a .927 save percentage and 2.08 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 1:11 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 32-year-old has won both his last starts against Montreal and Buffalo. Rinne has a 39-15-4 record with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. He has been one of the NHL's top two goaltenders throughout the season.
Mar 26 - 7:37 PM

Pekka Rinne and his Predators beat Carey Prices and his Canadiens 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Rinne made 27 saves in the effort, and it's hard to blame him for the two pucks that got past him. Simply put, they were perfect shots. Rinne's record improves to 39-15-4 with a .927 save percentage 2.08 GAA.
Mar 25 - 3:28 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Rinne comes in with a 38-15-4 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.09 GAA, along with 41 Quality Starts and five Really Bad Starts this season. He's 4-1-1 with two shutouts and six goals against in five career starts versus Montreal.
Mar 24 - 6:03 PM

Pekka Rinne notched a shutout on 24 saves in the Predators’ 3-0 win against the Sabres on Saturday night.

If there ever was a game to predict such mastery, it was this one — one of the league’s best netminders against one of the league’s most pathetic offenses. Rinne has a 2.09 goals-against average and .927 save percentage this season. As he goes, so will the Preds come playoff time. He has four shutouts this season.
Mar 21 - 10:53 PM

Pekka Rinne will likely get the start against the Sabres Saturday night.

Normally this would be a good time for the Predators to give backup Carter Hutton a start but the Preds have not won a home game since February 24th (five games) and will want to put their best foot forward. Make sure you have Rinne active.
Mar 21 - 2:00 PM

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

Through 55 starts this season, Rinne boasts a 37-15-4 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.11 GAA. He also has 41 Quality Starts against five Really Bad Starts, easily the best ratio in the league. Through 11 starts versus Minnesota since 2011, Rinne is 7-3-1 with 22 goals against.
Mar 17 - 7:44 PM

Pekka Rinne was perfect through the first forty minutes, but allowed four goals on 15 third period shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.

The Ducks came furiously in the third period, trailing the Predators 2-0. And while one could argue that Rinne was not receiving sufficient support in front of the net, he was also beaten on three shots in which he had a clean look. Rinne's record falls to 37-15-4 with a .926 save percentage and a 2.11 GAA.
Mar 15 - 11:20 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the start against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

The Predators come into the match having won just three of their last 10 games, but one of those was Saturday night over the LA Kings. Rinne for his part boasts a 37-14-4 record with a .928 save percentage and a 2.07 GAA. Rinne leads or is among the leaders in just about every major category, including leading the way with 41 Quality Starts. Eight of those have in his last 10 starts.
Mar 15 - 7:27 PM

Pekka Rinne kicked away 23 shots in the Predators’ 2-1 win over the Kings on Saturday night.

It was Rinne’s second win in his past eight games, and the Predators’ second win in their past nine. Rinne can’t be faulted for the Predators’ losing ways of late, as he has given up a total of five goals over the past four contests. He has a 2.07 goals-against average and .928 save percentage this season.
Mar 15 - 1:08 AM

Pekka Rinne is in net for the Predators on Saturday night.

Not the least bit surprising. He is coming off a 19-save effort against the Sharks in which he gave up a goal Thursday night. The Predators have one win over their past eight games. Rinne has a 2.09 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.
Mar 14 - 9:37 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to start in goal Saturday against the Kings.

Wipe that surprised look off your face. Rinne is coming off a 2-0 loss to San Jose in which he stopped 19 of 20 shots. Look for him to rebound against Los Angeles.
Mar 14 - 12:33 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced on Thursday, but was saddled with a loss in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Sharks.

While there is only one blemish on Rinne's stat line for the evening, it was enough to cost him the decision since he was outdueled by San Jose's Antti Niemi. Despite the loss, Rinne remains on track to be named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.
Mar 13 - 1:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
5Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton