Rinne allowed two goals on 35 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
The Finnish goalie trailed 2-1 after the first period, but the Predators scored three times in the second period to turn the game around. Rinne has won all four of his starts this season, allowing 11 goals in that span. He projects to earn the slight majority of the starts while splitting crease duties with Juuse Saros.
Rinne will tend the road twine against the Golden Knights on Tuesday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Rinne has won his first three games to start the season, but he has an unimpressive .894 save percentage in that span. It has been five days since Rinne's last start, so he'll need to get right quickly against the Golden Knights, who have scored 11 goals over their last two outings -- both wins.
Rinne stopped 21 of 26 shots in Nashville's 6-5 win over Washington on Thursday.
It wasn't always pretty in a game that featured five lead changes, but Rinne improved to 3-0-0 on the season nonetheless. The 36-year-old had entered the game having allowed only two goals in each of his first two starts. Rinne was rock-solid again in 2018-19, going 30-19-4 with a 2.42 GAA and .918 save percentage. He remains a reliable fantasy option in his 12th year as Nashville's No.1 goaltender.
Rinne will start Thursday's home game against the Capitals.
Rinne has won each of his first two starts on the young season, delivering a 2.00 GAA and .932 save percentage. Even at age 36, the Finnish goaltender remains among the best at his position.
Rinne allowed two goals on 35 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Sharks on Tuesday.
He'll turn 37 in November, but Rinne is still an oldie but goodie fantasy asset. He's won both of his starts to begin the season and yielded only two goals in each contest. Rinne isn't the workhorse he was five years ago, but he should see about 55 start, giving him a great chance at his sixth straight 30-win campaign.
According to Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean, Rinne was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll guard the goal during Tuesday's home matchup with the Sharks.
Rinne was solid in Nashville's regular-season opener against the Wild on Thursday, turning aside 22 of 24 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. The Finnish backstop will look to keep rolling in a home matchup with a struggling San Jose club that's lost three consecutive games to open the campaign.
Rinne stopped 22 of 24 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Wild.
Rinne wasn't too busy in this one, but his team actually trailed 2-1 going into the third period before rattling off four unanswered goals. With a talented and hungry Predators lineup in front of him, Rinne remains a high-caliber fantasy option almost every time he mans the crease.
Rinne will guard the cage at home versus the Wild on Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Rinne saw his fewest starts last year (56) since the 2013-14 campaign, as the club tries to limit his number of games. With a quality backup behind him in Juuse Saros, the veteran Rinne will likely see his workload remain in the 50-55 range this year, which still makes him a top-end fantasy option in the crease.
Rinne stopped 49 of 51 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars in Monday's Game 6.
Rinne had his ups and downs in the series, allowing 17 goals over six games, including nine goals over Games 4 and 5. This was arguably his best performance of the playoffs, but it wasn't enough to save the Predators' season, as they lost the series 4-2.
Rinne will draw the start in Dallas for Monday's Game 6 matchup, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
After allowed just six goals in the first three games of the series, Rinne has been drilled for nine goals on 34 shots over the last two contests. The Predators have their backs against the wall down 3-2 in the series but they'll continue to rely on their longtime netminder.
Rinne made 21 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Stars on Saturday in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round.
The Stars' top line dominated the Predators. Tyler Seguin had a goal and assist, Alexander Radulov had two snipes, and Jamie Benn set up three. The loss wasn't on Rinne -- the Preds' forwards have gone silent, except for fourth-line sniper Rocco Grimaldi. Rinne can't do it all, but he may have to if Nashville is going to advance. Dallas now leads the series 3-2 heading home for Game 6.
Rinne will start in goal Saturday for Game 5 against the visiting Stars, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Rinne is looking to rebound from a rare dud Wednesday, when he permitted four goals on eight shots before getting pulled in favor of Juuse Saros.
Rinne was pulled after allowing four goals on eight shots in Wednesday's 5-1 road loss to the Stars.
Rinne's night lasted less than 14 minutes. It was an ugly outing for the visitors in general, with Rinne's struggles receiving top billing. Despite his poor performance, expect Nashville to stick with Rinne in Game 5, as the 36-year-old played well at home in 2018-19, finishing the regular season with a home record of 19-9-1 in 29 starts.
Rinne will defend the net during Wednesday's Game 4 in Dallas, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Rinne swept away 40 of the 42 shots he faced to edge the Stars in Game 3 and has been solid the whole series, sporting a 1.98 GAA and a .936 save percentage through the first three contests. He'll look for a repeat performance to send the Predators home for Game 5 with a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Rinne stopped 40 of 42 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Rinne has given up only six goals through three games in the series so far, a main reason why the Predators now hold a 2-1 series lead. As long as Rinne is at the top of his game, the Predators are a threat to make a deep run.
Rinne will tend the road goal for Monday's Game 3 contest against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Rinne was solid in Game 2, stopping 22 of 23 shots en route to an overtime victory. The Finnish-born goaltender has slightly worse numbers on the road this season, going 11-10-3 along with a .915 save percentage and 2.72 GAA. He'll likely have his hands full facing a Stars team that is 24-14-3 at home this season.
Rinne made 22 saves Saturday in a 2-1 overtime win over Dallas in Game 2.
Rinne was strong all night and managed to stay engaged when much of the game play was in the Stars' end. He needs to be the best Predator on the ice, as the team's big guns have all failed to produce offense much of this season and postseason. So far, so good. Rinne has allowed just four goals in two games.
Rinne will be in net for Game 2 on Saturday versus Dallas, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Rinne took the loss in the series opener, allowing three goals on 29 shots, but he'll get a shot at redemption Saturday with the Predators looking to draw even in the best-of-seven series. He'll be opposed by Ben Bishop.
Rinne made 26 saves on 29 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Stars in Game 1.
Fellow Finn Miro Heiskanen was Rinne's worst nightmare in Game 1, as the Stars rookie blueliner scored twice. Rinne went 1-2-0 with eight goals against in three games versus the Stars this season. He'll need to be better than he was in Game 1 if the Predators are to make a deep playoff run.
Rinne will patrol the crease in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Stars at home, Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean reports.
Rinne was red hot towards the end of the regular season, picking up four consecutive victories while posting an admirable 1.75 GAA and .949 save percentage over that span. The Finnish netminder will look to keep rolling and secure his first win of the postseason in a home matchup with a Dallas team that posted a 19-18-4 record on the road this campaign.
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