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Pekka Rinne | Goalie | #35

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 8 (258) / NAS
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Pekka Rinne will be in net for the Predators against the Oilers on Friday.
Coach Peter Laviolette even cited the veteran netminder's quality career numbers against Edmonton in making the decision. He's 15-6-1 in 25 games against them, with a .911 save percentage and a 2.43 GAA. Jan 19 - 9:36 PM

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Pekka Rinne faced 26 shots and blocked all but one as the Predators lost 1-0 to the Canucks Tuesday night.

While it was disappointing to record the loss, Rinne had an impressive night nonetheless with a save percentage of .962. This was the fifth time in the last six games that he was north of the .930 marks and yet it was his third loss in that span.
Jan 18 - 1:50 AM

Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Canucks.

Rinne has won each of his last two starts and he's given up three goals combined in those two outings. He has a 16-11-6 record with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 9:36 PM

Pekka Rinne continued his dominance over the Avalanche during Saturday's 3-2 win.

Rinne turned away 24 of 26 shots, including all four asked of him while on the penalty kill. For the season he's now stopped 114 of 123 shots across all games, and wins, over Colorado.
Jan 14 - 6:11 PM

Pekka Rinne gets the nod against the Avalanche on Saturday.

Rinne has stopped 90 of 97 combined shots Colorado has sent his way so far, winning all three games. Considering how good he is, and how woeful Colorado is, we'd expect the trend to continue.
Jan 14 - 2:38 PM

Pekka Rinne turned aside 29 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 OT win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Rinne nearly recorded a shutout in this game, but Vancouver's Brandon Sutter scored the game-tying goal with 49 seconds remaining in regulation. Thankfully for Rinne's fantasy owners, he was still able to come away with the win. The Preds goalie has a 15-11-6 record with a 2.42 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage in 2016-17. Rinne has won two of his last three starts.
Jan 10 - 11:14 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the call against Vancouver on Tuesday night.

He has posted one win in his last six outings (1-3-2), but he has been better at the start of January. He has a 1.96 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in three previous starts. Rinne has a 14-11-6 record with a 2.47 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.
Jan 10 - 4:16 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 29 shots during Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Rinne was beaten midway through the third period by Ryan Hartman to break a 2-2 tie, then Hartman potted two empty netters to put the game away. Rinne falls to 14-11-6 this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.47 goals against average.
Jan 8 - 10:57 PM

It'll be Pekke Rinne between the pipes on Sunday against Chicago.

You don't need us to tell you whether or not you should play Rinne, so here's some background info on his time versus the Blackhawks instead. He owns a 17-15-4 record with a .918 save percentage and a 2.50 GAA. All things considered that's pretty good.
Jan 8 - 1:16 PM

Look for Pekka Rinne to be in goal Sunday against Chicago.

He is coming off a very fine 27-save, 6-1 win over Tampa that reversed a four-game losing streak. Overall, Rinne sports a 2.45 GAA and a .918 SP heading into Sunday's matchup.
Jan 8 - 12:34 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 27 of 28 shots in Nashville's 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rinne stopped all 22 shots he faced at even-strength, but he gave up a power play goal to Tyler Johnson in the second period. The Nashville goalie put an end to his personal four-game losing streak tonight. He has 14-10-6 record with a 2.45 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season.
Jan 5 - 11:09 PM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod against the Lightning on Thursday.

Rinne has already beaten Tampa this season, stopping 24 of 25 shots earlier on. However he hasn't been as strong on the road, going 4-6-2 with a .912 save percentage and a 2.95 GAA with a pair of shutouts.
Jan 5 - 7:03 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 43 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

The Preds held a 1-0 lead heading into the third period, but former Nashville defenseman Shea Weber tied the game before Max Pacioretty scored the game-winner in the extra frame. Rinne has now dropped four straight games (0-2-2) and he owns a 2.50 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season.
Jan 4 - 12:06 AM

Pekka Rinne is expected to start Tuesday's game against Montreal.

The decision probably won't please some who were hoping Juuse Saros would get the nod after he blanked the St. Louis Blues last Friday. Rinne has gone winless in his past three outings (0-2-1), while allowing three goals or more in 10 of his last 11.
Jan 3 - 4:14 PM

Pekka Rinne and the Predators let one slip away during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Rinne stopped 20 of 23 shots, including eight of 10 on special teams. He's also allowed at least three goals in four of his last five starts. For the season the veteran netminder has posted a 13-10-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.53 GAA.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:58:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Derek Grant
6Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Miikka Salomaki
3Cody McLeod
4Austin Watson
5Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Yannick Weber
9Brad Hunt
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros