Rinne will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against the Capitals. Holtby was sharp in his last outing, stopping 28 of 30 shots en route to a 6-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday. The 33-year-old netminder will look to earn a second consecutive win Tuesday in a highly unfavorable home matchup with a Capitals team that has averaged 3.16 goals per game on the road this season, second in the NHL.
Rinne made 28 saves Saturday to record his 20th win of the season in a 6-2 victory over the Sharks. It's Rinne's first win since the All-Star break. His numbers have been down this year, but that only means you can probably poach him from a concerned keeper owner. Go inquire -- you might just score yourself a winning 2016-17. And a solid finish to the 2015-16.
Rinne will start in net at home Saturday night against the Sharks, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Rinne was shelled by the Flyers last Thursday, coughing up six goals on only 19 shots. Still, he managed to beat the Sharks on Oct. 28, a road start for which he recorded a .952 save percentage. The Sharks have averaged 2.90 goals per game between 50 contests, good for fourth in the NHL, so Rinne could find it tougher to solve Team Teal this time around.
Rinne was mauled for six goals on 19 shots Thursday in a 6-3 loss to Philadelphia. Yikes. Those numbers wouldn't be out of place in the All-Star Game, where Rinne put up a similar save percentage over his 10 minutes of play last weekend. He came into this one on a streak of four straight one-goal outings, so even though this was one of the Finnish veteran's worst starts of the year, we're willing to give him a mulligan. But with a save mark that's been hovering around .900, his leash is getting short at this point.
Rinne will man the crease on Thursday against the Predators, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Rinne will be looking to get his 20th win of the season against a Flyers squad that is averaging a lowly 2.31 goals per game. In his last 10 contests, the netminder has been uneven, as he's logged a .907 save percentage and registered a 4-5-1 record.
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