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March 3, 2020 12:08 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Blitzed in third period
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 2, 2020 06:44 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Between pipes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 27, 2020 12:08 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Slated for backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site, 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.

February 25, 2020 07:32 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Not suiting up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2020 02:16 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Will dress against Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne (illness) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Brooks Bratten of the 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.

February 24, 2020 12:36 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Sits out practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 22, 2020 11:00 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Settles for loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

February 22, 2020 01:52 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Defending net Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne will start in the crease Friday against the Blackhawks in Chicago, Thomas Willis of the 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.

February 16, 2020 09:28 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Sparkles in tight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

February 16, 2020 03:36 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Expected to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 11, 2020 01:48 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Rough outing in Vancouver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne surrendered four goals on 17 shots in a 6-2 loss to the Canucks on Monday.

Rinne was chased after a goal less than a minute into the second period. The Finn took the loss, his third in his last four starts. He's down to 17-13-3 with a 3.11 GAA and an .895 save percentage in 33 appearances this season. He's begun to lose playing time to Juuse Saros, which makes Rinne a risky play given his season-long struggles.

February 11, 2020 03:36 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Between pipes Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne will start Monday's road game against Vancouver, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Rinne's been decent in his past five starts, going 2-3-0 along with a 2.97 GAA and .907 save percentage. The Finn will draw a tough matchup against a Canucks offense that ranks 10th in the league in goals per contest (3.20). The matchup only gets tougher, considering the Canucks are 17-6-3 at home this campaign.

February 1, 2020 11:32 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Plays well, still takes 'L'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 3-0 loss to Vegas on Saturday.

Rinne's 36 saves were a season high but the complete lack of offensive support left him with his fourth loss in his last five home starts. Still, it was an encouraging individual performance in what has otherwise been a tough season for the 37-year-old. He'll look to get back into the win column Tuesday when Nashville begins a road trip in Winnipeg.

February 2, 2020 02:44 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne will start Saturday's home contest against the Golden Knights.

Rinne won his last start but allowed five goals on 32 shots, failing to improve after giving up four in his previous start. After allowing a combined nine goals over his previous two starts, Rinne is hard to trust in fantasy, though he did win his only other start against Vegas this season.

January 30, 2020 11:52 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Two games, nine goals allowed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne made 27 saves in a 6-5 shootout win over New Jersey on Thursday.

Rinne has allowed nine goals in regulation in his last two games. His game is slowing with age -- the cagey vet is now 37 years young. And allowing five goals against a team that has only scored 2.7 goals per game doesn't inspire confidence. Use Rinne with caution.

January 30, 2020 05:20 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Guarding goal Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne will tend the twine Thursday in New Jersey, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Rinne's in the midst of the worst full campaign of his career, carrying just a 2.98 GAA and an .897 save percentage into Thursday's affair. The veteran may finally be showing signs of his age but should have a decent shot to bounce back against a Devils squad that has tallied just 2.70 goals per game and a minus-11 goal differential in January.

January 27, 2020 11:24 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Falls on home ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne gave up four goals on 30 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.

It was tough to pin this one on Rinne. All four goals he allowed came from close range, including a William Nylander breakway tally in the opening five minutes. But the venerable Nashille netminder hasn't won back-to-back games since Christmas and is now 16-11-3 with a 2.98 GAA and an .897 save percentage.

January 27, 2020 11:40 AM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Slated to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne is expected to start in Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Rinne had a rocky December but got back in track toward the All-Star break, as he's posted a .921 save percentage and 3-2-0 record over his past five appearances. The Maple Leafs lost five of six before the break, but they're one of the most powerful offensive teams, posting 3.71 goals per road game this year.

January 18, 2020 10:48 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Gets bounce-back win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne stopped 30 of 31 shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.

Rinne had alternated wins and losses over the last five games, and he stretched that pattern to six contests with this impressive victory. The Finn is up to 16-10-3 with a 2.95 GAA and an .899 save percentage in 29 appearances. The 37-year-old is in the midst of his worst full season, but he's had moments of strength -- just not enough to keep most fantasy owners happy.

January 18, 2020 07:36 PM
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Hoping to dull Sabres on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rinne will be in goal Saturday versus Buffalo, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Rinne is coming off a disappointing loss in his last start and has only two wins over his previous seven appearances. In eight career games against the Sabres, Rinne owns a 6-2-0 record with a 1.82 GAA and .942 save percentage, so this is a great matchup for the Finnish netminder.

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Kempele, Finland
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2017-18: Vezina-Best Goaltender