|(6/12/17) Rinne stopped 27 of 28 shots from the Penguins in Game 6 at home Sunday, but that lone goal allowed was enough for the opposition to break out the Stanley Cup trophy for the second straight season.|
What a heartbreaking loss for Rinne, whose fate was determined by Patric Hornqvist flinging the puck off the goalie's left elbow and into the net with just 1:35 left in the contest. The Finnish backstop seemingly did all he could to try and force a seventh game, and Predators fans will be quick to opine that their team got robbed of a goal early in the second period. Filip Forsberg's shot was saved by Matt Murray only for Colton Sissons to bury the rebound, but much to the dismay of the home crowd, there apparently was a quick whistle ruling the play dead and causing Sissons' goal to be waved off. While there were a few bumps along the way, Rinne started all 22 playoff games for the Predators and easily set personal bests with a 1.96 GAA, .930 save percentage and two shutouts in that span.