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Pekka Rinne had a strong showing at the 2014 World Championship.

Rinne had a 1.88 GAA and .928 save percentage in eight games with Finland. He led the team to a silver medal in the tournament. After a rough campaign that was derailed by hip problems, it's particularly encouraging to see him start his offseason on a strong note. He's a great bounce back candidate for 2014-15.

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Pekka Rinne had another impressive showing at the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship on Saturday.

He stopped all 20 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory over the Czech Republic. The shutout was his third in eight games during the tournament. Rinne owns a 1.49 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage. The win propels Finland into the gold medal game against Russia on Sunday.

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Pekka Rinne made 36 saves in Finland's 3-2 win over Canada in the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championship on Thursday.

Rinne has had a strong tournament. He entered the match with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. Former St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera recorded three assists in the victory.

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Pekka Rinne posted his second shutout of the 2014 World Hockey Championship on Thursday.

He stopped all 15 of the shots he faced in a 2-0 win over Belarus. Rinne has two shutouts in three appearances in the tournament so far.

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Pekka Rinne made 20 saves in a 4-0 blanking of Germany on Tuesday.

The win was Finland's first of the 2014 World Hockey Championship after losses to Latvia and Russia. Rinne missed most of the regular season with a hip infection, so getting some extra action before the off-season should help him get ready for next year.

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Nashville GM David Poile is fine with Pekka Rinne playing in the IIHF World Hockey Championships for Finland.

"It's a great sign that he'll be getting more game action," Poile said. "Because of the time he missed, he didn't get to play enough hockey this season, so he's still eager to play. His health is good and playing in the tournament bodes well for the future." Rinne missed 51 games this season after undergoing surgery for a hip infection. He wants to train hard over the summer to get ready for next year and getting some additional action next month should help as well.

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Pekka Rinne will play for Team Finland in the 2014 World Championship.

Rinne was limited to just 24 games with Nashville in 2013-14, so this is an opportunity for him to get a bit more playing time under his belt before he starts the summer. He previously played for Finland in the 2009 and 2010 World Championships.

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Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne allowed five goals but was credited with the win in a 7-5 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.

Rinne stopped only 20 shots in this high-scoring affair. The Preds still have a game left in the regular season, Sunday in Minnesota, but won't make the postseason. Rinne likely will be playing Sunday. If he does, he'll get a final chance to improve his 10-10-3 record, 2.77 GAA and .902 save percentage.

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Pekka Rinne will be in goal Saturday night against Chicago.

He will get the last game of the season off Sunday when the Preds face off against the Wild.

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Pekka Rinne was superb on Thursday as he carried the Predators to a 2-0 shutout win over Phoenix.

The game was a crucial one for the Coyotes, but they weren't to solve Rinne, despite firing 29 shots in his direction. The Finnish netminder improves his record to 9-10-3 with the win while his GAA is 2.66 and his save percentage is .906. He should be one of the more undervalued commodities entering next season.