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Rinne saved 30 of 32 pucks in Thursday's victory over the Blackhawks.

Rinne's off to a hot start this year, having gone 5-0-1 in his first six outings. He hasn't posted a save mark under .900 yet this season, and though his schedule was a bit soft at the outset, the 'Hawks are certainly a quality opponent. His bounceback continues.

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Rinne will make the start in goal for the Predators on Thursday against the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Rinne dodged the Blackhawks over the past weekend when he was rested in favor of backup Carter Hutton, but he'll now get the opportunity to test himself against the Western Conference power. The Finnish netminder has been sensational this season (4-0-1, 1.55 GAA, .940 save percentage) in his five starts, but none of his outings have come against especially formidable competition. The Blackhawks will represent his toughest test to date.

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Rinne won for the fourth time in five starts this year Tuesday, stopping 33 of 36 shots and three of four shootout tries against the Coyotes.

Rinne hasn't been defeated in regulation and hasn't posted a save mark under .900 in a start yet this year. It's early, but he's looking like his old elite self.

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Rinne led the Predators onto the ice for pregame warmups and will get the start Tuesday versus the Coyotes.

Unsurprisingly, the Predators will turn the net back over to Rinne after backup Carter Hutton was given the team's most recent start. Rinne will face off against the Coyotes' Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday.

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Rinne is expected to return to the net Tuesday versus the Coyotes,'s Robby Stanley reports.

The Predators received a highly-impressive outing from backup Carter Hutton during the team's most-recent tilt with the Blackhawks, but he's no threat to cut into Rinne's workload. The two-time Vezina Trophy nominee has certainly put himself under early consideration for that honor again through his first four starts in 2014-15, going 3-0-1 with a 1.22 GAA and .948 save percentage.

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Rinne will get the night off Saturday while backup Carter Hutton starts against the Blackhawks, Predators radio announcer Willy Daunic reports.

Rinne dominated the Jets on Friday night, posting a 31-save shutout, and will get to take a breather on the second night of a back-to-back. Hutton will make his first start of the season.

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Rinne notched a 31-save shutout of the Jets on Friday night.

The shutout was the 33rd of Rinne's career, and lowered his GAA to a microscopic 1.22 on the season. Look for the Predators to give him a rest for the second game of their back-to-back Saturday against the Blackhawks, with backup Carter Hutton likely to receive the nod.

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Rinne will be in the net Friday against the Jets, Jim Toth of 680 CJOB reports.

Rinne will make the fourth consecutive start in goal for the Predators, though his run will likely come to an end Saturday, when Carter Hutton is expected to make his first appearance of the season. The Finnish netminder carries a 2-0-1 record, 1.62 GAA and .924 save percentage into Friday's tilt with Winnipeg.

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Rinne limited the Flames to two goals on 28 shots Tuesday, but was stuck with a shootout loss.

Nashville's offense wasn't quite as good for Rinne on on Tuesday as it had been in the prior two games, but he's off to a strong start this season nonetheless, having allowed just five goals in his first three outings. After losing much of the last two seasons to injuries that also sapped his effectiveness, it's big for Rinne to open well.

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As expected, Rinne led the Predators onto the ice for pregame warmups and will be in the crease Tuesday against the Flames.

Rinne will match up against Calgary's Karri Ramo as he looks to improve his record to 3-0 on the season.