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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
24-8-3 51
24-12-3 51
22-11-5 49
22-10-2 46
17-12-5 39
18-15-2 38
15-18-5 35
8-24-4 20

2021 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 3 1 1 3.04 .884 0

Top David Rittich News

  • Predators' David Rittich: Takes shootout loss Thursday

    Rittich stopped 26 of 29 shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.

    The game was knotted at three goals apiece after overtime, but Columbus beat Rittich twice on five shootout attempts, while Nashville's shooters converted only once against Elvis Merzlikins. Rittich has a respectable 3-1-1 record while working as the backup to Juuse Saros, but he rarely gets called upon outside of back-to-back situations like this one.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Patrolling crease Thursday

    Rittich will start Thursday's road game versus the Blue Jackets.

    Rittich has won his last two starts, but he hasn't played since Dec. 9. The 29-year-old is 3-1-0 with a 3.10 GAA and an .880 save percentage in five outings overall this season. The Blue Jackets aren't a particularly challenging opponent, but Rittich is still a bit tough to trust in fantasy given his limited playing time.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Wins despite lackluster performance

    Rittich set aside 18 of 21 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.

    Rittich wasn't all that sharp, allowing a goal in each period. Noah Dobson's tally 5:08 into the third put New York up 3-2, but Rittich's teammates bailed the backup goalie out with a pair of unanswered goals after that point, including Eeli Tolvanen's game-winner with 12 seconds remaining. Rittich has a 3-1-0 record, but he's posted a sub-.900 save percentage in each of his last three outings en route to a 3.10 GAA and .880 save percentage overall.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: In goal Thursday

    Rittich will protect the road goal Thursday versus the Islanders, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

    Rittich will make a second straight start with Juuse Saros (illness) not ready to return. The 29-year-old Rittich was lightly tested in a 5-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday, so he'll carry a little momentum into Thursday's contest. The Islanders snapped their 11-game losing streak versus the Senators last time out.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Not tested in Tuesday's win

    Rittich made 14 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings.

    The Preds out-shot their opposition by a 2-to-1 ratio on the night, leaving Rittich with little to do to secure his second win of the season. His 3.13 GAA and .885 save percentage in limited action aren't impressive, but he could see another start or two this week while Juuse Saros (illness) is under the weather.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Guarding cage Tuesday

    Rittich will get the starting nod for Tuesday's game in Detroit.

    With Juuse Saros (illness) not available Tuesday, Rittich will make his first appearance since coughing up six goals on 35 shots in a Nov. 27 loss to Colorado. On the year, he owns an .888 save percentage in just three outings. The 29-year-old could start against the Islanders on Thursday as well if Saros is still out.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Stumbles in Denver

    Rittich gave up six goals on 35 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche.

    Rittich had no answer for the Avalanche's deep offense in this contest, with Mikko Rantanen leading the charge on a hat trick. This was Rittich's first loss of the season in his third game. He's yielded nine goals on 80 shots, but the 29-year-old isn't expected to play much with Juuse Saros serving as a workhorse in net.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Patrolling crease versus Avs

    Rittich will guard the road goal Saturday versus the Avalanche.

    Rittich is set to make his third appearance and second start of the season. He's allowed three goals on 45 shots for a solid .933 save percentage so far, though facing the Avalanche's high-powered offense will be his biggest challenge yet in 2021-22.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Perfect in relief

    Rittich stopped all nine shots that came his way upon relieving Juuse Saros in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

    Rittich entered the game in the second period after Saros surrendered his fifth goal on 19 shots. Still, Predators coach John Hynes defended his starting goalie's performance. "It wasn't necessarily where [Saros] was bad," Hynes said in a report by "Montreal scored, and we had a couple of deflections, one hits a skate, a backdoor tap-in on the penalty kill, so it's not really the goalie's fault. It's more like he's got to get out of there and bring 'Ritter' in." Rittich had been in COVID-19 protocols before eking out a win over the Blues in his Preds debut Nov. 11; he's stopped 42 of 45 shots through two appearances in 2021-22.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Ekes out OT victory

    Rittich stopped 33 of 36 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over St. Louis on Thursday.

    Rittich and the Predators had to climb out of a 2-0 hole during the second period, but Matt Duchene's second goal of the game 2:01 into overtime gave Rittich his first victory as a Predator. The veteran netminder was making his Nashville debut after splitting the 2020-21 campaign between Calgary and Toronto.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Tabbed for team debut

    Rittich will protect the road goal in Thursday's game versus the Blues, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

    Playing the second half of a back-to-back, Rittich will make his Predators debut. He spend time in the COVID-19 protocols earlier in the season, and the strong play of Juuse Saros has left Rittich with few opportunities to see the ice. The 29-year-old Rittich went 5-8-2 with one shutout in 19 appearances between the Flames and the Maple Leafs last year.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Exits protocols

    Rittich was activated from the COVID-19 protocols list Thursday, Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean reports.

    Rittich has yet to make his Predators debut after beginning the season on the COVID-19 list. The 29-year-old posted a .901 save percentage and a 2.86 GAA in 19 appearances with Calgary and Toronto last season. Rittich should make his season debut sometime in the next week as the Predators have back-to-back games scheduled Nov. 10 and 11.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Still out Wednesday

    Rittich (not injury related) remains out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Oilers, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

    Rittich continues to practice, but he is not yet ready to return from a stint in the COVID-19 protocols. The goalie's next chance to play is Friday versus the Canucks, although he could return as backup to Juuse Saros.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Not returning Tuesday

    Rittich (not injury related) won't dress for Tuesday's game versus the Flames, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

    Rittich has been out of COVID-19 protocols for a few days, but he'll still need additional practice time before he can get back in action. Connor Ingram will back up Juuse Saros on Tuesday.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Practicing Friday

    Rittich (COVID-19) was at practice Friday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

    It was his first practice since entering virus-related protocols Oct. 16. It's unclear when Rittich will be ready to play, but he figures to be Juuse Saros' backup going forward.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Added to protocols list

    Rittich entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.

    Connor Ingram was recalled in a corresponding move to serve as Nashville's No. 2 netminder until Rittich is cleared to return. Rittich will need to submit a pair of negative COVID-19 tests before rejoining the team.

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  • Predators' David Rittich: Joining Nashville

    Rittich signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday.

    Rittich figures to enter the season as Juuse Saros' backup. It'll be a familiar role for the 28-year-old Rittich, as he was understudy to both Jacob Markstrom with the Flames and Jack Campbell with the Maple Leafs in 2020-21. He went 5-8-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 19 games last season, so his fantasy appeal will be limited to deeper formats.

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  • Maple Leafs' David Rittich: First win in blue and white

    Rittich made 15 saves in a 4-1 win over Vancouver on Thursday.

    It was his first win as a Maple Leaf and just is third since the first of March. The only goal he allowed came off the stick of J.T. Miller on the power play. Rittich has struggled since his arrival in Toronto, but this performance was solid. Let's see if he can build on it.

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  • Maple Leafs' David Rittich: Facing Vancouver

    Rittich will guard the home cage during Thursday's matchup with the Canucks, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.

    Rittich struggled in his last start April 20 against Vancouver, surrendering five goals on 28 shots en route to an ugly 6-3 loss. He'll attempt to shake off that poor performance and snap his personal three-game losing streak in a rematch with the same Canucks club Thursday.

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  • Maple Leafs' David Rittich: Draws start Tuesday

    Rittich will patrol the crease for Tuesday's road contest in Vancouver, Mark Masters of reports.

    Rittich will make his second start and third appearance with Toronto on Tuesday. He's stopped 41 of 45 shots in his brief time as a Maple Leaf so far while losing his only decision in overtime against the Flames. For the season, the 28-year-old owns a.905 save percentage and 2.82 GAA through 17 games. Rittich will look for his first win as a Maple Leaf against a Vancouver team playing for just the second time since March 24.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left