Pekka Rinne
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3 hours ago

Rinne is the expected starter at home against the Wild on Monday, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

No surprises here, given that Rinne was given the night off in Nashville's last game. After winning the Vezina last season with a 2.31 GAA and .927 save percentage, the Finnish netminder has gotten off to a nearly pristine start to this season. Through three games he has a 1.67 GAA and .946 save percentage.

Pekka Rinne
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4 days ago

Rinne was perfect Thursday, stopping all 29 shots faced in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne has been sharp early in the year. The Finnish netminder boasts a .946 save percentage and has allowed a total of five goals in three starts. Expect him to start Nashville's next two contests before getting a rest when they face Calgary and Edmonton back-to-back, next Friday and Saturday.

Pekka Rinne
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4 days ago

Rinne will square off with Winnipeg at home Thursday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne -- who allowed three goals on 27 shots against the Flames on Tuesday -- will look to bounce back Thursday. In a matchup of two Vezina Trophy candidates, the Finn will need to outduel Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck. With his team's penalty kill sitting at just 66.7 percent (fourth worst in the league), Rinne will no doubt be imploring his teammates to stay out of the box.

Pekka Rinne
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6 days ago

Rinne will draw the home start versus the Flames on Tuesday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports

EDGE Analysis

It's only fitting for the reigning Vezina Trophy winner to get the starting nod for the home opener. After all, Rinne will watch three banners go up in the rafters to celebrate his team's 2017-18 accomplishments -- one for claiming the Presidents' Trophy, another for the Central Division title and a third for winning the West. Rinne snagged a 34-save win in the season opener versus the Rangers in the Big Apple last Thursday, and now he'll face a Flames team still getting used to the direction of new bench boss Bill Peters with a 1-1-0 start.

Pekka Rinne
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2 weeks ago

Rinne is slated to start Thursday night against the Rangers in New York, per Adam Vingan of The Athletic.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, so it's no surprise that the Predators plan to deploy him in the season opener. He'll field shots from a Rangers club that finished last in the Metropolitan Division with a 34-39-9 record, and GM Jeff Gorton did not make wholesale changes in the offseason.

Pekka Rinne
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2 weeks ago

Rinne played the first half of Sunday's preseason finale, turning aside 12 shots in Nashville's 5-4 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne gave way to Juuse Saros midway through the second period. Despite having not looked overly sharp in the preseason, there should be little concern regarding Rinne's status as the Predators undisputed go-to option in net. The Finnish netminder is going to be just fine in 2018-19, coming off an impressive 42-win campaign a season ago.

Pekka Rinne
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2 weeks ago

Rinne will start Sunday's preseason finale versus the Hurricanes, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne has allowed eight goals on the last 60 shots he faced to post a .867 save percentage. For last season's Vezina Trophy winner, his performance has been uncharacteristic to say the least. Sunday's outing will be one last chance to fine-tune his game, and he should still be considered a solid DFS option.

Pekka Rinne
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3 weeks ago

Rinne gave up four goals on 42 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 preseason loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne's allowed four goals in each of his two preseason appearances, which isn't exactly what owners were hoping to see from the 35-year-old veteran. He fought off father time to win the Vezina Trophy last season thanks in no small part to the stellar group of defensemen in front of him, so Rinne's numbers should improve once Nashville starts icing all of its regulars in the regular season.

Pekka Rinne
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3 weeks ago

Rinne will start Tuesday's preseason game against the Hurricanes, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rinne struggled in his last preseason outing, allowing four goals on 18 shots in a loss to the Lightning. Last year's Vezina Trophy winner is more than capable of bouncing back and should still be viewed as a top commodity in daily fantasy formats.

Pekka Rinne
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3 weeks ago

Rinne stopped 14 of 18 shots in Friday's 5-1 preseason loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old wasn't sharp, handing the Bolts a 3-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game and giving way to minor-league veteran Troy Grosenick for the third period. Rinne is coming off a campaign in which he posted his best save percentage since 2010-11, however, so one rough exhibition performance shouldn't impact his standing as one of the NHL's elite netminders.