Pekka Rinne G NSH 1 day ago

Rinne picked up an Opening Night win over Carolina on Thursday, stopping 25 of 26 shots.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 2 days ago

Rinne will get the start in net Thursday against the Hurricanes, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 5 months ago

Rinne gave up four goals on 32 shots in Saturday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Blackhawks.

Not the best postseason for Rinne, who finished with a .909 save percentage and 2.68 GAA. While the Blackhawks switched between Scott Darling and Corey Crawford in Round 1, they still managed to be good enough to get past Rinne and the Preds. The 32-year-old netminder, who notched a whopping 41 wins in the regular season, gave up four goals on three separate occasions in the playoffs and couldn't shut down the Blackhawks' potent offensive attack. While it wasn't the best playoff run for Rinne, his remarkable regular season indicates he'll be in for another great year in 2015-16.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne will get the start Saturday for Game 6 against Chicago.

Rinne responded from Tuesday's triple overtime loss to hold Chicago to two goals on 30 shots in Game 5. He will be in net once again Saturday.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne handled 28 of the 30 shots put on him by the Blackhawks Thursday to avoid elimination with a Game 5 victory.

It's been a tough series for Rinne, who's twice been tagged for four goals and was -- like opposing netminder Scott Darling -- coming off a 101-minute marathon on Tuesday. In fact, dating back to the regular season, he's lost seven of his last nine games. But all that matters right now is Game 6 on Saturday in Chicago.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne will be in the cage for Thursday's Game 5 against the Blackhawks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

Rinne might have taken the loss Tuesday to drop the Predators into a 3-1 series deficit, but he submitted arguably his best performance of the postseason thus far in the outing, stopping 45 of 47 shots before surrendering the game-winning goal to Brent Seabrook in triple overtime. With the Predators facing elimination Thursday, coach Peter Laviolette won't even think about resting Rinne, despite his somewhat inconsistent play and tiring workload in the series.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne made 45 saves on 48 shots, but that 48th shot was Brent Seabrook's triple-overtime winner Tuesday in a Game 4 marathon loss to Chicago.

Rinne's spectacular stops kept the Preds in the game while they were being steadily outplayed throughout overtime, until Brent Seabrook's shot from the blue line found its way past him 101 minutes into this game. You have to wonder if Rinne's going to tire out -- he's played the equivalent of more than an entire extra game worth of overtimes in this series -- but then again, he may not get the chance to, since the series now heads back to Nashville with a 3-1 Blackhawks lead.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne will be in goal for Tuesday's Game 4 against the Blackhawks.

Rinne's play has been a bit uneven this postseason, but barring an injury, he'll be locked into starting duty for the Predators for the remainder of the series. With the Predators facing a 2-1 deficit, the team may need Rinne to stand on his head on the road Tuesday in order to feel good about their chances of vanquishing the Blackhawks.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne allowed four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Blackhawks.

It's now the second time in the series Rinne has allowed four goals as the Preds have been on the losing end both times. After being one of the best goalies throughout the year, Rinne slumped down the stretch run of the season, so he'll likely have to be better in order to tie up the series at two before heading back to Nashville.

Pekka Rinne G NSH 6 months ago

Rinne is slated to start Sunday's Game 3 against Chicago,'s Robby Stanley reports.

While Chicago is turning to Scott Darling in net for Sunday's contest, Rinne will continue to man the Nashville net, something that is unlikely to change as the postseason rolls along, assuming the health of Rinne, who stopped 24 of 26 shots in Friday's 6-2 win over the Hawks.