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Pekka Rinne
31 2.42 0.918
Team: Nashville Predators Height: 6-5 Born: 11/3/1982
Position: GWeight: 215 Birthplace: Kempele, Finland

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Apr. 21 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST20:05 UAE12:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had 30 saves as the Predators completed a stunning first-round sweep of the top-seeded Blackhawks with a 4-1 win Thursday night.
Analysis: Rinne, who blanked Chicago in Game 1 and 2, allowed just three goals in the series and only one at even strength. He has a .976 save percentage in the playoffs after failing to top .910 in either of the last two postseasons.
Apr. 18 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST20:00 UAE12:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 34 saves in Monday's 3-2 overtime over the Blackhawks, lifting the Predators to a 3-0 series lead following shutouts in the first two games.
Analysis: Rinne's shutout streak of 141:05, a franchise playoff record and the fourth-longest at the start of a series in NHL history, ended 65 seconds into the second period when Dennis Rasmussen beat him on a point-blank backhander. He's stopped 93 of 95 shots in the series.
Apr. 16 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET18:39 GMT2:39 11:39 AM MST1:39 PM EST22:39 UAE14:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 30 saves to shut out the Blackhawks for a second straight game and give the Predators a commanding 2-0 lead in the teams' opening-round series. The goaltender also was credited with two assists in Saturday's 5-0 victory.
Analysis: Rinne is the first goalie since Pittsburgh's Tom Barrasso in 1993 to record two assists and a shutout in a playoff game and the first since 2010 to begin a postseason with back-to-back shutouts. The two-time All-Star is on a major roll right now, having posted a stellar 1.27 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage over an 11-start stretch including the regular season.
Apr. 14 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST19:40 UAE11:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 29 saves and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Rinne posted the franchise's first road playoff shutout. This was the second shutout in the postseason overall for Rinne.
Apr. 9 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET18:22 GMT2:22 11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST22:22 UAE14:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne tuned up for the upcoming playoffs by recording 34 saves in Nashville's 2-1 loss at Winnipeg in Saturday's regular-season finale.
Analysis: Nashville's valued goaltender enters the first-round series against Chicago in good form, having posted a 1.56 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage over his last nine starts. Rinne did lose two of his three regular-season meetings with the Blackhawks and allowed three goals in each of those defeats.
Apr. 4 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)23:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had a solid performance in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Islanders, stopping 30 of 32 shots.
Analysis: Rinne is 5-2-1 with a .943 save percentage in his last eight starts.
Apr. 1 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST0:09 UAE (+1)16:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 31 saves for his third shutout as the Predators beat the Wild 3-0 on Saturday.
Analysis: He had allowed five goals on 46 shots in losing his previous two starts. Those defeats followed a five-start winning streak in which Rinne had a 1.78 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Mar. 31 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET14:54 GMT22:54 7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST18:54 UAE10:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 14 of 16 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Both goals Rinne allowed came when Nashville was short-handed. Still, he has a 1.67 GAA in his last six starts.
Mar. 26 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST21:07 UAE13:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 26 stops in the Predators' 7-2 rout of the Sharks on Saturday.
Analysis: He has a .951 save percentage over his last four starts.
Mar. 24 8:07 AM PT9:07 AM MT10:07 AM CT11:07 AM ET15:07 GMT23:07 8:07 AM MST10:07 AM EST19:07 UAE11:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Rinne has won three consecutive starts, allowing just one goal against in each of the last two.
Mar. 21 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET14:20 GMT22:20 7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST18:20 UAE10:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 25 saves and Craig Smith had two assists in Nashville's 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
Analysis: Rinne has stopped 47 of 49 shots while winning his last two starts.
Mar. 16 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET1:25 GMT9:25 6:25 PM MST8:25 PM EST5:25 UAE (+1)21:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 22 of 23 shots Thursday in an OT win at Washington.
Analysis: It was the 500th career game for Rinne, who is 5-1-2 despite a .906 save percentage in his last eight starts. Rinne is the 16th NHL netminder to play his first 500 games with one team.
Mar. 10 7:30 AM PT8:30 AM MT9:30 AM CT10:30 AM ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST19:30 UAE10:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 31 saves in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Rinne hasn't been particularly sharp of late, going 4-3-3 with a 3.65 goals-against average in his last 10 starts.
Mar. 8 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST20:49 UAE11:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 39 saves on Tuesday for the Predators, who have lost three straight.
Analysis: Rinne hasn't been particularly sharp of late, going 4-3-2 with a 3.76 goals-against average over his last nine starts.
Mar. 3 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST20:51 UAE11:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had 24 saves in Thursday's 2-1 loss at Montreal.
Analysis: The Predators return home Saturday to host the Blackhawks, who will be playing the second half of a back-to-back. Rinne has lost his last two games with Chicago, surrendering three goals in each.
Feb. 24 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST21:34 UAE12:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 20 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over Colorado.
Analysis: Though he got a win, the performance can't exactly spark a lot of confidence in Rinne's fantasy owners because it came against a league-worst Avalanche team which has scored the fewest goals in the league. Rinne has dreadful numbers in his last five games with a 4.40 GAA and .837 save percentage.
Feb. 11 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST1:31 UAE (+1)16:31 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne gave up four goals on 16 shots, including three on six shots in the second period, before being pulled in Saturday's 7-4 loss to Florida.
Analysis: He allowed three goals in his previous three games.
Feb. 8 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST21:16 UAE12:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 31 saves in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.
Analysis: Rinne has yielded three goals in three starts this month - all at home. He's 4-1-1 with a 1.47 GAA on home ice since the calendar turned to 2017.
Feb. 5 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST0:11 UAE (+1)15:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne recorded 18 saves in the Predators' 1-0 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: After turning aside all 31 shots he faced to defeat Edmonton on Thursday, Rinne was nearly flawless in this one. With a 7-4-1 record, 1.81 goals-against average and .939 save percentage in 12 starts since the turn of the new year, he's one of the more dependable fantasy goaltenders around.
Feb. 2 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE23:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 31 shots for his 42nd career shutout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Rinne beat the Oilers for the eighth straight time - including three shutouts - and improved to 17-6-1 in his career against them.
Jan. 31 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE23:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 34 saves on 38 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Rinne was 5-1-0 with 11 goals allowed in his previous six starts. The Predators host the Oilers on Thursday, and Rinne stopped 30 of 32 shots in a shootout win at Edmonton on Jan. 20.
Jan. 27 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE9:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne won his third straight start after making 30 saves in Thursday's 4-3 victory over Columbus.
Analysis: Rinne has played a big part in the Predators' recent surge up the standings, compiling a 5-1-0 record and a 1.79 goals-against average over his last six starts. He's allowed two goals or less in seven of his past nine outings.
Jan. 23 12:09 PM PT1:09 PM MT2:09 PM CT3:09 PM ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST0:09 UAE (+1)15:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne maintained his strong recent form by coming up with 21 saves in Sunday's 4-2 win at Minnesota.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star has yielded only eight goals in winning four of his last five starts for surging Nashville. After struggling for much of December, Rinne has bounced back to go 5-2-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in eight January starts.
Jan. 21 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST21:18 UAE12:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 30 saves before turning aside both of Edmonton's attempts in the shootout as Nashville won 3-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Rinne has a 1.66 goals-against average in his last seven starts. He's won his last seven against the Oilers, posting a 1.12 GAA, and he faces them twice more in February.
Jan. 18 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST20:44 UAE11:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne was a hard-luck loser Tuesday, making 25 saves in a 1-0 loss at Vancouver.
Analysis: The only goal came off a rebound on a shot that deflected in off Rinne. He's been terrific this month despite losing half of his six starts, posting a 1.63 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
Jan. 14 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST2:13 UAE (+1)17:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 28 shots, including one late in which he slid all the way across the goal to thwart a liner with his body, as the Predators rallied to beat the Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Rinne has won his last two starts and allowed three goals or fewer in seven straight while posting a 2.09 GAA and .932 save percentage.
Jan. 10 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)22:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne was excellent with 29 saves in a 2-1 OT win over Vancouver on Tuesday.
Analysis: He has allowed three goal or fewer in six straight starts, posting a 2.11 GAA and a .932 save percentage. He had been 0-3-2 in his five previous home games before beating the Canucks.
Jan. 9 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST19:43 UAE10:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne turned aside 26 of 29 shots as the Predators lost 5-2 in Chicago on Sunday.
Analysis: He fell to 4-6-3 with a 3.08 GAA and an .893 save percentage in his past 13 starts.
Jan. 5 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)22:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne finished with 27 saves in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Rinne had been struggling with a 3-5-3 record and a 3.28 goals-against average over his previous 11 starts.
Jan. 4 7:05 AM PT8:05 AM MT9:05 AM CT10:05 AM ET15:05 GMT23:05 8:05 AM MST10:05 AM EST19:05 UAE10:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 41 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Despite the solid effort and a 2.93 goals-against average in his last four starts, Rinne is 0-2-2 during that stretch.
Dec. 20 6:39 AM PT7:39 AM MT8:39 AM CT9:39 AM ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST18:39 UAE9:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 31 shots in the Predators' 2-1 shootout win over the Flyers on Monday.
Analysis: Rinne entered the game needing 11 saves to get to 12,000 in his career and he got there quickly, stopping 15 of 16 shots in the opening period. He had been struggling in his first six December starts, posting a woeful .848 save percentage.
Dec. 7 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST0:12 UAE (+1)15:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 25 of 28 shots as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena.
Analysis: Rinne has won five of six starts, though he's been a little shaky in the last three, yielding 11 goals on 90 shots.
Dec. 3 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST2:04 UAE (+1)17:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had a rare stumble Saturday, allowing three goals in the third period and one in overtime as the Predators lost 5-4 to the Devils.
Analysis: It was his first start in December after going 9-1-2 with a 1.49 goals-against average in November.
Nov. 30 7:15 AM PT8:15 AM MT9:15 AM CT10:15 AM ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST19:15 UAE10:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 37 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Colorado, improving to 17-7-2 in his career against the Avalanche.
Analysis: He also finished the month 9-1-2 with a 1.49 goals-against average.
Nov. 20 10:48 AM PT11:48 AM MT12:48 PM CT1:48 PM ET18:48 GMT2:48 11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST22:48 UAE13:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne came up with 30 saves but saw his four-start winning streak end with Saturday's 3-1 loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Rinne had allowed two goals or less in seven straight starts prior to Saturday's setback. He still owns an outstanding 1.36 GAA over his last eight outings.
Nov. 18 5:16 AM PT6:16 AM MT7:16 AM CT8:16 AM ET13:16 GMT21:16 6:16 AM MST8:16 AM EST17:16 UAE8:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 30 shots and the Predators beat the Senators 5-1 Thursday night.
Analysis: Rinne has won his last four starts and is 5-0-2 with a 1.12 goals-against average this month.
Nov. 15 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST1:00 UAE (+1)16:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne is returning to net Thursday to face the Senators.
Analysis: Rinne had missed Tuesday's game at Toronto with a lower-body injury. He's turned aside 83 of 85 shots in winning his last three starts and is 4-0-2 with a sensational 1.14 goals-against average over his past six.
Nov. 13 11:09 AM PT12:09 PM MT1:09 PM CT2:09 PM ET19:09 GMT3:09 12:09 PM MST2:09 PM EST23:09 UAE14:09 ETNaN:� BRT - An in-form Rinne recorded 27 saves and his first shutout of the season in the Predators' 5-0 victory over Anaheim on Saturday.
Analysis: Rinne has turned aside 83 of 85 shots during Nashville's three-game winning streak and is 4-0-2 with a sensational 1.14 goals-against average over his past six starts. Keep riding him while he's hot.
Nov. 9 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST20:41 UAE11:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 33 saves Tuesday, including a very impressive one on Bobby Ryan's unchallenged shot from the slot early in the game to fuel a 3-1 win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Rinne's shutout bid was spoiled by Kyle Turris at 5:20 of the third period. Rinne is 2-0-2 with a 1.44 goals-against average in November.
Nov. 4 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST18:29 UAE10:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 26 saves Thursday but let Arizona score on both of its shootout attempts in a 3-2 defeat.
Analysis: Rinne started every game of Nashville's five-game road trip, going 1-2-2 with a 2.76 GAA. He's given up two goals in each of his two starts at home, where the Predators play their next four games.
Nov. 2 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had possibly his best performance of the young season Tuesday, making 28 saves in a 5-1 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Rinne recorded his first victory since the season opener and allowed fewer than two goals for the first time in seven starts. Nashville next plays Thursday in Arizona, and Rinne has won six straight starts against the Coyotes with a 1.48 goals-against average.
Oct. 30 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST20:31 UAE12:31 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne stopped 23 of 26 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Rinne has lost five starts in a row and has surrendered at least three goals in four straight - all on the road. Nashville has two games left on a five-game trip.
Oct. 28 6:05 AM PT7:05 AM MT8:05 AM CT9:05 AM ET13:05 GMT21:05 6:05 AM MST8:05 AM EST17:05 UAE9:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne made 42 saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Even with the workmanlike effort, Rinne has a 3.25 goals-against average on the young season.
Oct. 27 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST19:36 UAE11:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne had 13 saves Wednesday before being pulled late in the second period with the Predators trailing the Ducks 4-0.
Analysis: Rinne, who missed Saturday's game against Pittsburgh with a bout of food poisoning, has lost three straight starts behind a 3.94 GAA.
Oct. 23 10:28 PM PT11:28 PM MT12:28 AM CT1:28 AM ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST9:28 UAE1:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne missed the Predators' game against Pittsburgh with a bout of food poisoning.
Analysis: Rinne was back in net Wednesday when the Predators opened a five-game road trip in Anaheim.
Oct. 18 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)21:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Rinne shined on Tuesday with 35 saves, but it wasn't enough in a 2-1 loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Rinne has given up four goals on 61 shots in his two games.
Oct. 14 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)22:19 ET23:19 BRT - Rinne stopped a flurry of shots with Chicago on the man advantage over the final 1:46 to preserve Friday's season-opening 3-2 win.
Analysis: Rinne made 22 saves and blanked Chicago in the second and third periods.

Career Regular Season Stats

2005-06 Nsh 2 63 3.81 1 1 0 - 0 0 4 40 0.900
2007-08 Nsh 1 29 0.00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8 1.000
2008-09 Nsh 52 2999 2.38 29 15 4 - 8 7 119 1435 0.917
2009-10 Nsh 58 3245 2.53 32 16 5 - 5 7 137 1541 0.911
2010-11 Nsh 64 3789 2.12 33 22 9 - 4 6 134 1905 0.930
2011-12 Nsh 73 4168 2.39 43 18 8 - 3 5 166 2153 0.923
2012-13 Nsh 43 2443 2.43 15 16 8 - 2 5 99 1101 0.910
2013-14 Nsh 24 1366 2.77 10 10 3 - 2 2 63 645 0.902
2014-15 Nsh 64 3850 2.18 41 17 6 - 8 4 140 1807 0.923
2015-16 Nsh 66 3895 2.48 34 21 10 - 9 4 161 1744 0.908
2016-17 Nsh 61 3567 2.42 31 19 9 - 9 3 144 1757 0.918
Career 508 29420 2.38 269 155 62 - 50 43 1167 14136 0.917

Career Postseason Stats

Totals Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2009-10 Nsh 6 357 2.68 2 4 0 - 1 0 16 179 0.911
2010-11 Nsh 12 748 2.57 6 6 0 - 2 0 32 343 0.907
2011-12 Nsh 10 609 2.07 5 5 0 - 0 1 21 296 0.929
2014-15 Nsh 6 424 2.68 2 4 0 - 0 0 19 208 0.909
2015-16 Nsh 14 865 2.63 7 7 0 - 4 0 38 404 0.906
2016-17 Nsh 4 256 0.70 4 0 0 - 0 2 3 126 0.976
Career 52 3263 2.37 26 26 0 - 7 3 129 1556 0.917

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