Pekka Rinne
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20 hours ago

Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots Wednesday, helping his team hold on to a three-goal lead that ultimately became a 3-2 victory in Game 4 over Colorado and a 3-1 lead in the teams' Western Conference quarterfinal series.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne was dominant through the first two periods, but the Avalanche nearly found their way back into the game thanks to a power-play goal and a marker that caught Rinne in a tight spot. Still, Rinne's performance was strong throughout by fantasy standards and create a much stronger feeling of momentum for those who believe Nashville can hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.

Pekka Rinne
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1 day ago

Rinne will defend the cage against Colorado on Wednesday, David Stubbs of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne was yanked after giving up four goals on just 15 shots in Game 3. In fact, the netminder has allowed four goals in each of his previous two outings, but got more offensive support in Game 2. If the Finn doesn't step up his compete level, the Preds could fall short of returning to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Pekka Rinne
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3 days ago

Rinne stopped just 11 of 15 shots Monday as the Avalanche coasted to a 5-3 win in Game 3 in Denver.

EDGE Analysis

This is now a worry, as Rinne followed up a difficult Game 2 with a wretched evening in Game 3. Nashville still has the lead in the series at 2 games to 1, but the Predators aren't going to be going far if Rinne isn't on his game on a consistent basis. A strong performance in Game 4 is critical for Rinne and his confidence moving forward.

Pekka Rinne
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3 days ago

Rinne will tend the twine Monday against the Avalanche for Game 3, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne walked away with the victory in Game 2, despite allowing four goals on 30 shots. In his prior five outings, the netminder has posted a 3.49 GAA -- well above his regular season 2.31. The Finn has actually posted better numbers as the visiting goalie this year (.937 save percentage versus .919), which comes as a surprise considering how dominate the Preds have been in the Music City the previous two seasons.

Pekka Rinne
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5 days ago

Rinne allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 victory over the Avalanche on Saturday. The Predators lead the first-round series 2-0.

EDGE Analysis

The Avalanche scored the first goal in each of the first two games, but the Predators still kept their home-ice advantage in large part because of the Predators offense. Rinne has struggled in the first two games, posting a .895 save percentage versus the Avalanche. That's a far cry from the perfect 1.000 save percentage he submitted in the first two games of last season's playoffs. Rinne will look to regain his Vezina Trophy form on the road in Game 3 on Monday.

Pekka Rinne
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5 days ago

Rinne will guard the home goal in Saturday's Game 2 against the Avalanche, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne's regular-season dominance carried over into his first appearance in the 2018 playoffs, setting aside 25 of the 27 shots he faced to assist the Preds to a 1-0 lead int he series. He will attempt to piece together another solid outing Saturday, looking to keep his record clean against the Avalanche in 2017-18.

Pekka Rinne
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7 days ago

Rinne made 25 saves in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 1.

EDGE Analysis

After getting the victory in only two of his final six starts during the regular season and falling just short of tying his career high of 43 wins, Rinne looked calm and in control Thursday. Expect the 35-year-old to remain between the pipes every game for as long as the Preds are alive this postseason

Pekka Rinne
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1 week ago

Rinne will start between the pipes in Thursday's Game 1 against Colorado in Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne has been fantastic this campaign, compiling a highly impressive 42-13-4 record while posting a 2.31 GAA and .927 save percentage in 59 appearances. The Finnish netminder is also tied with Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy for most shutouts in the league with eight, and will undoubtedly be named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy. He's been rock solid against the Avalanche this season, defeating them three times in three appearances while registering a 2.00 GAA and .922 save percentage in those contests. He'll look to continue his stellar play and start would could be a deep postseason run for the Predators off with a win Thursday evening.

Pekka Rinne
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2 weeks ago

Rinne allowed a single goal on 23 shots through two periods of Saturday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

Juuse Saros took over the crease to start the third period, as Rinne's final tune-up before the playoffs went smoothly through 40 minutes. The veteran Finn finishes the campaign with a 42-13-4 record, .927 save percentage, 2.31 GAA and eight shutouts, which positions him among the favorites to win the Vezina Trophy. Rinne should also be a popular target in postseason formats with Nashville looking to make another deep playoff run.

Pekka Rinne
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2 weeks ago

Rinne will defend the home net in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blue Jackets

EDGE Analysis

Rinne and the Predators don't have much to play for during the final game of the regular season, but the veteran netminder should have a good opportunity at picking up a win with a large chunk of the Blue Jackets' regulars sitting out the contest. He allowed just two goals in his last outing and will attempt to build off of the effort and pick up one last victory to close out his Vezina candidacy for 2017-18.