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Nashville Predators
Position
G
 
Jersey
35
Name  Pekka Rinne
Born  11/3/1982
Height  6-5
Weight  204
Shoots  L
4/22/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 45 saves, but it wasn't enough in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference on Tuesday.
Insight: Rinne was excellent in overtime, but Nashville was able to beat Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling. On the game-winning goal, Rinne was screened and had no chance to stop the shot. Nashville returns home for Game 5 trailing in the series, 3-1.
 
4/8/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne continues his slump, losing on Tuesday, 3-2, to the Avalanche.
Insight: Rinne has lost his last three starts and allowed at least three goals in each of his last four games. He did lose two of those last three starts in overtime and the shootout, though, so for fantasy owners, they didn't count as losses. Despite the struggles, Rinne is still 41-16-6 with a 2.17 GAA and .923 save percentage this season.
 
3/24/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne picked up his 39th victory of the season on Tuesday night.
Insight: He helped defeat Montreal in overtime by stopping 27-of-29 shots on goal. Rinne is now 39-15-4 overall.
 
3/22/2015 8:54:00 AM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne posted a shutout Saturday versus Buffalo.
Insight: It was not a particulary tough not for Rinne, who stopped all 24 shots on goal. He is now 38-15-4 with a 2.09 GAA and .927 save percentage.
 
3/15/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed just one goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Rinne has allowed just one goal in three straight games, so it appears he is out of his slump. The cold streak, however, went long enough that he is no longer the Vezina Trophy front runner and the Predators are clinging to just a two point lead in the Central Division.
 
3/5/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is in a real slump.
Insight: Rinne allowed four goals again on Thursday. He has allowed at least three goals in his last four starts, all loses. In his last seven starts, Rinne is 1-5-1. Strangely, Rinne won five starts in a row before that. Rinne has still been superb this season, but he is losing his chance at the Vezina Trophy.
 
3/2/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a loss against the Rangers. Rinne is still having a remarkable season, and is now 35-11-3 overall.
 
2/28/2015 7:19:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne ends the month of February on a cold streak.
Insight: Rinne allowed four goals on Saturday versus the Red Wings to lose his second staight game for the second time this season. Rinne has lost four of his last five starts. All the sudden, the Vezina Trophy is not a sure thing for Rinne.
 
2/21/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne lost for the second consecutive game for the first time this season.
Insight: Pretty impressive feat for the Vezina Trophy candidate. Rinne made some big saves on Saturday afternoon, stopping 31-of-33 shots on goal, but allowed two goals in the shootout, doing Nashville in. He is still an impressive 34-8-3 on the season.
 
2/19/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a rare horrible game on Thursday.
Insight: Rinne faced 40 shots and allowed five goals. He has allowed five goals or more in just two other games this season. Rinne drops to 34-8-2 this season.
 
2/17/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had a dream game for fantasy owners on Tuesday.
Insight: The only thing Rinne didn't do was record the shutout. He allowed just one goal, making 42 saves versus the Sharks. Rinne is now 34-7-2 this season and improved upon his .197 GAA and .931 save percentage, which were his numbers coming into Tuesday.
 
2/14/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made 21 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Devils on Saturday.
Insight: Since allowing four goals in his first game back from injury on Feb. 5, Rinne has allowed six goals in the last four games, all victories. He is 33-7-2 this season.
 
2/10/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne defeated Tampa Bay in overtime on Tuesday night.
Insight: He made 30 saves on 32 shots on goal, and raised his record to 31-7-2 on the season. Rinne has a solid chance to win the Vezina Trophy.
 
2/5/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne returned to action on Thursday, but took the loss versus Anaheim.
Insight: He had not played since Jan. 13, and went onto allow four goals on 25 shots during Thursday's loss. Nevertheless, it is good to seem him back on the ice, and owners need to activate him everywhere.
 
2/4/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (knee injury) is expected to start Thursday against Anaheim.
Insight: Rinne has been fantastic this season, going 29-6-2 with a 1.96 GAA and .931 save percentage, but hasn't played since Jan 13. Get him back into your lineup today.
 
1/29/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (knee injury) skated before the team's practice on Thursday.
Insight: Rinne was expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks and we are finishing Week 2. He has been fantastic this season, going 29-6-2 with a 1.96 GAA and .931 save percentage.
 
1/15/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will miss the next three games and All-Star Weekend due to a knee injury, the team announced.
Insight: Carter Hutton should see most of the work between the pipes, but he Predators did call up Marek Mazanec. Rinne has been fantastic this season, going 29-6-2 with a 1.96 GAA and .931 save percentage. Hutton is 0-3-2 this season while Mazanec was 8-10-0 last season.
 
1/13/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne earned the win on Tuesday, but more importantly left the game after a third-period collision.
Insight: Chris Higgins and Anton Volchenkov got tangled up and collided with Rinne, forcing him to go down. Rinne picked up his 29th victory, and leads the NHL in wins, but owners are just hoping he is healthy.
 
1/10/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne defeated the Wild on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: He stopped 36-of-37 shots on goal and improved his record to 28-6-2 on the season. Rinne may be the leading candidate for the Vezina Trophy.
 
1/8/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne picked up an overtime victory Thursday versus Dallas.
Insight: He only faced 20 shots, and stopped 18 of them. Rinne is one of the best goaltenders in the league, as he has a 27-6-2 record.
 

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