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Pekka Rinne | Goalie | #35

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 217
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 8 (258) / NAS
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Pekka Rinne will get the nod in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Rinne and the Predators were unable to finish off the Avalanche on Friday and will get another opportunity on Sunday. He has posted a 3-2 record with a 3.19 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in the postseason. Apr 22 - 6:59 PM

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Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 26 shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5.

Rinne looked like he was heading for a series-clinching shutout when Nathan MacKinnon had a miraculous shift to set up Gabriel Landeskog for the game-tying goal. Rinne was then beat a little over three minutes later after he gave up a juicy rebound right to Sven Andrighetto, who had a wide open cage for the game winner. The series will now head back to Colorado on Sunday with the Predators holding a 3-2 lead.
Apr 21 - 12:29 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Game 5 against the Avalanche on Friday night.

Rinne has a 3-1 record with a 3.52 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage this postseason. The Predators can eliminate the Avalanche with a win tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 20 - 6:18 PM

Pekka Rinne turned aside 31 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Rinne and the Predators went into the third period with a 3-0 lead, but they allowed the Avalanche to cut the gap to 3-2 with just under nine minutes remaining. The win improves Rinne's record to 3-1 this postseason. He'll head into Game 5 with a 3.52 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage this season. The Preds now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 will be played in Nashville on Friday night.
Apr 19 - 1:07 AM

Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes for Game 4 against Colorado on Wednesday night.

Rinne was pulled early in the second period in Game 3, so he'll be looking to bounce back in a big way tonight. He has a 2-1 record with a 4.15 goals-against-average and a .861 save percentage this season. "You have to have a short memory," Rinne said. "It was a disappointing night for all of us. We need a bounce back, myself too. One of those things where the puck seemed to find the net. It was frustrating. Today is a new day and we're in a good spot. It's behind me."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 18 - 6:29 PM

Pekka Rinne has been chosen as one of the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

Rinne finished the regular season with a 42-13-4 record with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. He was a big part of a team that won the Presidents' Trophy. Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck and Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy are the other two finalists.
Apr 17 - 7:03 PM

Pekka Rinne got the hook in Game 3 against Colorado on Monday night in a 5-3 loss.

Rinne was chased early in the second period after he allowed four goals on 15 shots. Colorado has scored four goals on Rinne in each of the last two games of the series, but this was their first victory. Juuse Saros stopped all 18 shots he faced in relief. The Predators lead the first-round series 2-1 and Rinne will look to rebound on Wednesday in Game 4.
Apr 17 - 10:10 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the start in Game 3 against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

Rinne and the Predators are up 2-0 in the series, but the underdog Avs have pushed them quite a bit in the series. The veteran has a 2-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 16 - 6:25 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

It was a strong game from Rinne who allowed the last goal with just over 30 seconds remaining in regulation when the game was already over. The only goal he'd probably like to get back was Nathan MacKinnon's backhander that appeared to surprise him on its way in. Rinne will improve his career post-season record to 38-35 in 72 games. The series will head back to Colorado with the Predators up 2-0.
Apr 14 - 6:08 PM

Pekka Rinne led his teammates onto the ice for warmups and will start Game 2 for the Preds against the Avalanche.

Nashville fought back on two separate occasions to come back from one goal down in the game. Rinne himself allowed two goals on 27 shots and will look for his second straight playoff victory today.
Apr 14 - 2:44 PM

Pekka Rinne stopped 25 shots in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 on Thursday night.

The Predators bounced back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits in the contest. He closed the door in the third period with 10 saves. Rinne will enter Game 2 of Nashville's first-round series with a 2.00 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Apr 13 - 12:55 AM

Pekka Rinne will get the nod in Game 1 of Nashville's first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche.

Rinne had a strong year for the Presidents' Trophy winners. He had a 42-13-4 record with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 12 - 6:15 PM

Pekka Rinne allowed one goal on 23 shots in two periods of play in Nashville's 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Rinne got the start but the Predators thought it would be best to keep him out of the third period to avoid risking injury ahead of the postseason. The 35-year-old netminder has put up Vezina Trophy-worthy numbers this season with a 42-13-4 record, a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. Juuse Saros allowed one goal on eight shots in the final period. The Predators will face the winner of the Blues and the Avalanche (regulation win) in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 7 - 11:18 PM

Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Rinne has a 41-13-4 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage this season. He's dropped four of his last five decisions.
Apr 7 - 7:37 PM

Pekka Rinne was in the starter's crease during today's morning skate, indicating he will likely start tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Rinne will be in a perfect spot to win his 42nd game of the year with the Blue Jackets resting several key players. However, it's worth noting that with tonight's game being essentially meaningless, we might see Juuse Saros enter at some point in order to ensure Rinne gets to the post-season healthy. Rinne has a 41-13-4 record this season with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 5:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Mike Fisher
5Calle Jarnkrok
6Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Ryan Hartman
5Miikka Salomaki
6Eeli Tolvanen
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Anders Lindback
3Juuse Saros