Pekka Rinne

#35 G / Nashville Predators / EXP: YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 217 lb Age: 37 College: None

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Blitzed in third period

    Pekka Rinne gave up eight goals on 31 shots in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Oilers.Rinne surrendered five goals in a span of 5:13 during the third period before head coach John Hynes finally pulled him for Juuse Saros. This may be the low point for Rinne in 2019-20 -- he hadn't allowed more than six scores in a game before Monday. He dropped to 18-14-4 with a 3.17 GAA and an .895 save percentage in 36 starts. Saros is already confirmed to start Tuesday's game against the Wild -- it could be awhile before Rinne is trusted with another start.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Between pipes Monday

    Pekka Rinne will tend the twine for Monday's home matchup with Edmonton, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.Rinne hasn't been in the crease since Feb. 21 versus Chicago, when he suffered an overtime loss after giving up just two goals on 38 shots. The netminder will miss the 55-game mark for the first time since 2013-14 and, as a result, won't reach the 30-win threshold as well. With Rinne taking the first game of the Preds' back-to-back, Juuse Saros will be in goal for Tuesday's road clash with Minnesota.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Slated for backup duties

    Per Thomas Willis of the Nashville Predators' official site, Pekka Rinne (illness) stayed on the ice for extra work after morning skate, which suggests he'll back up Juuse Saros for Thursday's clash with Calgary.Rinne didn't dress for Tuesday's win over Ottawa due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The veteran backstop will likely be back between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Avalanche.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Not suiting up Tuesday

    Pekka Rinne (illness) won't dress for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Kristopher Martel of Fox Sports Tennessee reports.Juuse Saros will get the starting nod, and Connor Ingram, who was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, will serve as the backup. Rinne was trending in the right direction after the game-day skate, so he will aim to get healthy for Thursday's matchup versus the Flames.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Will dress against Ottawa

    Pekka Rinne (illness) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Brooks Bratten of the Nashville Predators' official site reports.The Predators have yet to name a starter for Tuesday's tilt, but Rinne will at least be available to back up Juuse Saros if he doesn't get the nod. If that ends up being the case, the 37-year-old Finn will almost certainly be back in goal for Thursday's clash with Calgary.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Sits out practice Monday

    Pekka Rinne (illness) didn't participate in Monday's practice, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.Rinne's having a down season, posting a .900 save percentage and 3.00 GAA en route to an 18-13-4 record. If he's unable to play in Tuesday's game versus the Senators, expect Juuse Saros to get the starting nod.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Settles for loss

    Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 38 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Friday.The 37-year-old didn't receive the support he needed to win this matchup. While the Nashville Predators helped Rinne stop all the shots he faced at 5-on-5, the Blackhawks scored on the power play and in overtime, which was enough because Nashville tallied just one goal. Rinne owns a .932 save percentage in the last four games, but he is 1-2-1 during that stretch. He is 18-13-4 with a 3.00 GAA and .900 save percentage in 35 games this season.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Defending net Friday

    Pekka Rinne will start in the crease Friday against the Blackhawks in Chicago, Thomas Willis of the Nashville Predators' official site reports.Rinne shut down the Blues in his last start, setting aside 38 of the 39 shots to record his 18th victory of the season. The veteran netminder will get the front end of a back-to-back set Friday versus a Blackhawks squad that's lost seven of its last eight, so he'll presumably get a rest Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Sparkles in tight win

    Pekka Rinne made a season-high 38 stops in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Blues.The 37-year-old had been ceding more playing time to Juuse Saros in recent weeks, but Rinne turned back the clock and carried the Nashville Predators to a critical divisional win. Kyle Turris' goal late in the third broke a 1-1 tie and secured Rinne his first regulation victory since Jan. 18. Even the lone St. Louis goal didn't beat Rinne cleanly; Tyler Bozak's centering pass banked in off a sprawled Nashville defenseman in the goalmouth. It will be interesting to see who draws the start for Nashville on Tuesday against Carolina.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Expected to start Sunday

    Pekka Rinne is the projected starter for Sunday's home matchup against the Blues, Robby Stanley of reports.Juuse Saros got the start in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blues, so Rinne will get the nod on the second game of the home-and-home series. Rinne has struggled at home this year with an .890 save percentage and 9-7-3 record, and these divisional contests are always tough. The Blues have lost four straight, though, and six of the last seven contests.