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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 yielded two goals on 30 shots in the Predators’ 6-2 win against the Sharks on Saturday night.
Rinne is starting to turn the corner. Even after a poor outing against the Flyers in his previous game, he has now posted a save percentage of at least .933 in five of his past six games. The Predators are good enough to make a run in the West, but their goaltending and goal scoring from forwards has been subpar. Rinne has a 2.50 GAA and .904 SV%. Feb 6 - 11:02 PM

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Pekka Rinne will face San Jose on Saturday night.

Before blowing up with a six-goal against effort to Philadelphia on Thursday, Rinne has posted four consecutive games in which only one puck beat him. Which is the true Rinne? Well, unfortunately that .903 save percentage probably indicates the answer.
Feb 6 - 6:21 PM

Pekka Rinne was terrible on Thursday night, allowing six goals on just 19 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Flyers.

The Preds outshot the Flyers 40-19, but Steve Mason was able to stop the puck on a consistent basis, something Rinne has struggled to do this season. Rinne falls to 19-16-7 this year with a 2.43 goals against average and .907 save percentage.
Feb 4 - 11:34 PM

Pekka Rinne will probably get the nod Thursday night.

Rinne turned aside 22 of 23 shots on Tuesday, but still was charged with the loss against St. Louis. He has a 19-16-7 record, 2.43 GAA, and .907 save percentage in 42 games in 2015-16.
Feb 4 - 1:13 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed one goal on 23 shots in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

It's an unfortunate result for Rinne, as he was pretty good in this one. The 33-year-old has had a rough season, but this was one of his better performances in a losing effort. Rinne has a 19-16-7 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Feb 3 - 12:03 AM

Pekka Rinne will start Tuesday's match versus St. Louis.

He was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate. Rinne hasn't lived up to expectations this season, but he did post three straight wins prior to the All-Star break and he may be starting to turn it around.
Feb 2 - 3:45 PM

Pekka Rinne had a lot of fun during the first half of Sunday's match against the Pacific division.

Rinne turned away five of eight shots, and even managed to take a delay of game penalty by playing the puck in the trapezoid. Joe Pavelski scored on the ensuing power play, while John Scott and Johnny Gaudreau put home the other two against him.
Jan 31 - 6:50 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 28-of-29 shots in a 2-1 Nashville win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

This was the third straight start where Rinne allowed just one goal and he's been rewarded with a win in all three occasions. He hasn't been as good this season as last year but is starting to heat up and that is very good news for the Predators who play in the toughest division in hockey. Rinne is 19-15-1 with a 2.47 GAA and .906 save percentage in 41 games.
Jan 27 - 1:00 AM

Pekka Rinne will face Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Rinne has turned away 49 of the last 51 shots he's faced for a pair of wins, but his season's save percentage is still just .904. It's also weak at even strength, a paltry .914. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 26 - 9:54 PM

Pekka Rinne picked up a rare road win as he made 23 saves in a 4-1 win over Edmonton.

Rinne has actually won two road games in a row after he ended a five game winless streak. Rinne has had trouble in goal this season after being a Vezina Trophy finalist last season as he is now 18-15-7 with a 2.50 GAA and a .904 save percentage. He is 30th best in the NHL in GAA and an even worse 42nd in save percentage. He has been a number two goalie this season despite likely being drafted in the first round of most yearly pools.
Jan 24 - 1:59 AM

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

He is coming off a very fine 26-save, 4-1 win over the Jets on Thursday that stopped a five-game losing skid and has a 17-15-7 record for the season. Rinne will be looking to improve his 2.54 goals against average and .903 save percentage against the struggling Oilers Saturday night.
Jan 23 - 1:24 PM

Pekka Rinne snapped a five game losing skid in the Preds' 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Thursday night.

Rinne was superb, stopping 26 of 27 shots to help secure the victory. He is 17-15-7 this season with a .903 save percentage and 2.54 goals against average.
Jan 22 - 12:15 AM

Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The 33-year-old has just one win in his last seven outings. He has a 16-15-7 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage this season. Rinne might be slumping, but fantasy owners shouldn't throw in the towel on him just yet.
Jan 21 - 7:34 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 23 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Like his team, Rinne is going through a rough patch. He has just one win in his last seven contests, and he's given up three goals or more in six of those games. The 33-year-old has a 16-15-7 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage this season. His fantasy owners will have to continue being patient with him as now isn't the time to trade him.
Jan 19 - 11:29 PM

Pekka Rinne will face Chicago on Tuesday night.

Rinne is 1-3-1 with 16 goals against over his past five games, and leads the NHL with 14 losses and seven overtime defeats. Factor in his .902 save percentage for the season, and you may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Jan 19 - 7:36 PM

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4Paul Gaustad
5Cody Bass
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2Gabriel Bourque
3Eric Nystrom
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4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Barret Jackman
6Petter Granberg
7Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
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