Pelle Lindbergh used to only drink a Swedish beverage called Pripps in between periods. Cesare Maniago would decide pre-game which foot got his lucky sock with two holes in it. Patrick Roy used to talk to his goal posts and not step on any lines. Goaltenders have always been known as a superstitious bunch.
Could the same be said for Pekka Rinne?
The Nashville Predators starting netminder elected to wear his 2010-11 mask in tonight’s contest against the Minnesota Wild. The result? As 34 save performance and a shootout victory.
Rinne contends he’s not superstitious, however.
“The other one is just getting a little smelly,” he said with a smile. “It feels comfortable, I’ve had a good last year in it but I’m not too superstitious so it’s not that big of a deal.”
His 34 saves are the most Rinne has made since the 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues 11 nights ago. While he’s struggled as of late, his December will go down as one of his best months ever, record wise. With the win, Rinne imp