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35 Pekka Rinne G
Height/Weight: 6-5/206 | Birthdate: 11/3/1982 | Birthplace: Kempele, Finland | Team: Nashville Predators | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $7,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 86/74 | Average Draft Position: 42.71
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1:46 AM

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Makes 24 Saves In Game 2 Win

News: Pekka Rinne stopped 24 of 26 shots in Friday's Game 2 win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: A solid outing for Pekka Rinne, who helped the Predators even their Round 1 series with Chicago. Nashville exploded for six goals Friday, so as long as they keep finding twine, they could get past Chicago. Rinne is one of the best goaltenders in the playoffs, but if the Preds' offense dries up, they won't have much of a chance against Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp and the high-flying Blackhawks.

4/17/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Will Start Friday

News: Pekka Rinne will be in the crease on Friday for Game 2 of Nashville's playoff series against the Blackhawks, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne will look to bounce back from his performance in Game 1 of the series, in which he allowed four goals on 42 shots.

4/16/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Drops Game 1 In Double OT

News: Pekka Rinne made 38 of 42 saves Wednesday but it wasn't enough as the Predators fell 4-3 in double overtime to Chicago in Game 1.
Analysis: On most nights, a .905 save percentage wouldn't be all that bad -- except for the fact that Pekka Rinne coughed up a three-goal lead in allowing three goals in the second period. He'll need to be a lot better for Nashville to have any hope of advancing past the Blackhawks.

4/15/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Leads Team On Ice

News: Pekka Rinne led the Predators on the ice in advance of Wednesday's game, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne was fully expected to start the playoff opener against Chicago, and this announcement confirms that notion. He'll square off against Corey Crawford and a Blackhawks squad that he has seen three times this season. Rinne has emerged from those matchups with one victory, one defeat, and one shootout loss.

4/15/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds Roll With Rinne

News: Pekka Rinne is in line to start Wednesday's playoff opener against Chicago.
Analysis: As expected, Pekka Rinne is on track to handle the Preds' playoff goaltending duties on the heels of a 2014-15 season in which he recorded a 2.18 GAA and a .923 save percentage, while compiling a 41-17-6 record in 64 appearances for Nashville.

4/9/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Rinne, Preds Take Loss To Wild

Pekka Rinne

Rinne, Preds Take Loss To Wild

News: Pekka Rinne gave up three goals on 26 shots Thursday in a 4-2 loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: That's four straight losses for Pekka Rinne, who's given up 14 goals in that span and has to be terrifying Nashville fans with his slump to the regular season's finish line. But hey, maybe he just wants to save some energy for the playoffs.

4/9/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne In Net Thursday

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Preds' Rinne In Net Thursday

News: Pekka Rinne led the Predators on the ice for warmups and will receive the start in goal Thursday against the Wild.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne will look to put a stop to a three-game losing streak and enter the postseason with some positive momentum. The Finnish goalie is 11-5-3 with a 2.22 GAA and .919 save percentage in his 20 career appearances against the Wild.

4/9/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Likely To Start Thursday

Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Likely To Start Thursday

News: Pekka Rinne is projected to start in goal Thursday against the Wild.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne has taken three losses in a row for the Predators, surrendering 11 goals in total over those outings. The recent downturn in performance might prompt those playing in daily leagues to tread lightly with Rinne on Thursday, but the goalie should benefit from playing against a Wild squad that will be rested three of its top goal scorers in Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, and Nino Niederreiter.

4/8/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Saves 20, But Loses Tuesday

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Preds' Rinne Saves 20, But Loses Tuesday

News: Pekka Rinne stopped 20 of 23 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: It's the third consecutive defeat for Pekka Rinne, who has posted sub-.900 save percentage marks in all three of those outings. Rinne's been prone to more blowups over the last couple of months, and while it hasn't done much to blemish his still-outstanding season ratios (2.17 GAA, .923 save percentage), it might give those in postseason pools some pause before selecting him as their primary option in the net.

4/7/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Back In Net Tuesday

Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Back In Net Tuesday

News: Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes during Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.
Analysis: While the Predators would surely like to rest the oft-used Pekka Rinne at some point during the final week of the regular season, the team will continue to ride their top netminder while the top spot in the Central Division remains up for grabs. Perhaps of equal importance, the team would surely like to get Rinne back on the right track heading into the postseason, as he's struggled his last two times out. After cobbling together a four-game winning streak, Rinne has yielded four goals in consecutive losses to the Canucks and Stars. He's still a strong option in weekly head-to-head leagues, but Rinne might be a less-attractive play in daily formats Tuesday due to his recent downturn.

4/4/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Allows Four Goals In Loss

News: Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 24 shots in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Another poor showing from Pekka Rinne, who has allowed eight goals in his last two games. He still owns an impressive 41-15-6 record on the season, but the Predators are likely hoping the 32-year-old can finish the regular season strong before heading into the postseason. With a .924 save percentage and 2.15 GAA, Rinne should still be rolled out with confidence every game. He's sure to bounce back.

4/4/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne In The Net Saturday

News: Pekka Rinne will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne owns rather pedestrian career numbers against the Stars (10-5-1, 2.57 GAA, and .903 save percentage over 18 appearances), but his sterling play this season still makes him a viable starting option for Saturday's slate. The netminder recently concluded a four-game winning streak and will catch the Stars a night after they took a 7-5 loss to the Blues. He'll have a great chance at nabbing victory No. 42 of the season.

3/31/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Sees Winning Streak End

News: Pekka Rinne gave up four goals on 25 shots Tuesday in a shootout loss to Vancouver, ending his four-game winning streak.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne showed curious inconsistency in March, which ended up as his second-worst month of the season in terms of save percentage. Still, even factoring in his off nights, he's been among the league's better goalies and should be rolled out the rest of the way whenever he's in action.

3/31/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Getting Another Start Tuesday

Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Getting Another Start Tuesday

News: Pekka Rinne will draw the start in net Tuesday versus the Canucks, Willy Daunic of ESPN Radio Nashville reports.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne has limited the Canucks to a grand total of two goals in his two outings this season, an achievement that's not overly surprising given his all-around dominance this season. With a robust 41-15-4 record supported by strong peripherals, Rinne is just two wins shy of matching his personal record (and the franchise record) for victories in a season.

3/31/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds Return To Rinne On Tuesday

Pekka Rinne

Preds Return To Rinne On Tuesday

News: Pekka Rinne is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne, who gave way to Carter Hutton on Sunday against Calgary, is slated to return to the Preds' net Tuesday, tied with Montreal's Carey Price for the league lead in wins, with 41.

3/29/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Holds On For Win

Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Holds On For Win

News: Pekka Rinne nearly coughed up a 3-0 lead Saturday against the Capitals, but was able to escape with a 4-3 victory. He made 25 saves in the win.
Analysis: Though he wasn't able to hold down the Capitals over the final two periods, Pekka Rinne made enough key saves to extend his winning streak to four games. With the Predators aiming to secure favorable positioning for the playoffs, it wouldn't be overly surprising if coach Barry Trotz stuck with Rinne for the second half of the team's back-to-back Sunday versus the Flames.

3/28/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Back In Crease Saturday

Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Back In Crease Saturday

News: The Predators will roll with Pekka Rinne in goal for Saturday's matinee tilt in Washington.
Analysis: After a relative rough stretch over the last few weeks, Pekka Rinne seems to be back to form, as he's won three games in a row while surrendering only four goals. The Capitals will counter with one of the league's better goalies in Braden Holtby in their net, potentially making for a low-scoring affair Saturday.

3/27/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds' Rinne Confirmed To Start Thursday

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Preds' Rinne Confirmed To Start Thursday

News: Pekka Rinne will be in the net Thursday against the Lightning, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: He'll square off against the Bolts' Ben Bishop, whose 36 wins on the season trail only Pekka Rinne (39) and the Habs' Carey Price (40). Rinne will have his work cut out for him in slowing the Bolts' powerful attack, but the goalie's impressive ratios this season (2.08 GAA, .927 save percentage) and over his last several outings probably makes him a safe activation Thursday, though a less attractive play in daily formats.

3/26/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Rinne, Preds Muffle Lightning

Pekka Rinne

Rinne, Preds Muffle Lightning

News: Pekka Rinne stopped 28 of 30 in Thursday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay -- his third consecutive victory.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne's starting to hit his stride again, having given up just four goals over the course of those three wins. He's been one of the league's best goalies all year long, so it's not surprising to see him righting the ship, but it's extra nice that he's doing it against quality competition, with wins over Montreal and Tampa.

3/26/2015

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH Preds Expected To Roll With Rinne On Thursday

Pekka Rinne

Preds Expected To Roll With Rinne On Thursday

News: Pekka Rinne is expected to start Thursday's game against the Lightning.
Analysis: Pekka Rinne, who will square off against a Tampa Bay squad that has won four straight games, has won his last two starts and heads into Thursday's action four triumphs shy of tying the Preds' franchise record for wins in a season (43) that he set in 2011-12.

3/24/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Rinne, Preds Triumph In OT

News: Pekka Rinne stopped 27 of 29 shots Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against visiting Montreal.
Analysis: A big win for Pekka Rinne against a quality opponent -- he needed this game even coming off a shutout of Buffalo, since no one's really too impressed by a blanking of the sad-sack Sabres. That's the 39th win of the year for Rinne, which is pretty darn spectacular, considering he missed a significant period of time to injury.

3/24/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Starting Tuesday

News: Pekka Rinne will start Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Once the favorite to take home the Vezina Trophy, Pekka Rinne will be matched up against Habs goaltender Carey Price, who now seems to be ahead in the race for the award. Rinne is coming off a shutout and has been spectacular this season, but Price leads all qualified goalies in wins, save percentage and GAA.

3/21/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds' Rinne Blanks Sabres

News: Pekka Rinne stopped all 24 shots he faced in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Analysis: A terrific outing for Pekka Rinne, who advances to 38-15-4 on the season. It was a good bounce-back effort from the 32-year-old, as he had lost two straight games and allowed seven goals in that span. While he's had some rough outings of late, Rinne still owns a .927 save percentage and 2.09 GAA, making him an automatic roll every game.

3/21/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Preds To Use Rinne Against Buffalo On Saturday

News: Pekka Rinne will receive the start in goal Saturday against the Sabres, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: While a matchup against the league's worst team would normally be a good spot for backup goalie Carter Hutton to get some work, the increasingly desperate Predators have been skidding of late, and will thus stick with Pekka Rinne to improve their odds of securing the victory. Rinne has won only three of his last 13 games while seeing a subsequent decline in his ratios, but that shouldn't deter fantasy owners from keeping him active Saturday. Even goalies of lesser skill than Rinne make for automatic plays against the Sabres these days.

3/17/2015

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Pekka Rinne

Rinne, Preds Take Fall In Overtime

News: Pekka Rinne gave up three goals on just 21 shots Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: The star netminder was outdueled by rising star Devan Dubnyk when he allowed the game-winner just 22 seconds into the fourth period. It looked for a bit there like Pekka Rinne was getting back on track after an extended losing streak, but he's now allowed seven goals over the last two games. Consistency has been oddly elusive for him lately.