Found February 08, 2012 on
via Sports Illustrated, Who is the toughest goalie to beat in a shootout?
Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers 28%
Pekka Rinne, Predators 28%
Marc-Andre Fleury, Devils 8%
Ryan Miller, Sabres 7%
Tim Thomas, Bruins 5%
Lundqvist, who leads the NHL in save percentage (.939) won the All-Star Skills Competition, stopping six of seven shootout attempts…. The pick of a whopping 40% of players from his own Western Conference, Rinne ranks first among active goalies in career shootout save percentage (.784).... Fleury, just 20th in overall save percentage, leads the league with seven shootout wins…. In a similar poll on Facebook, Lundqvist filled the top slot with 31% of the votes, ahead of Thomas (30%), while Rinne tallied just (7%).
Based on 186 NHL players who responded to SI’s survey
BEST OF MAXIM
As the old saying goes, all good things come to an end.Before last night’s 4-3 shootout defeat at the hands of Vancouver Canucks, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne had not lost a game since Jan. 5 – over a month ago. Since that decisive loss to Dallas, Rinne won all 11 of his starts and put the team on his back. In the process he set a franchise record for most consecutive wins...
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been pulled from a game just four times this season. Half of them against the Vancouver Canucks. Since being chased by Vancouver on December 1, Rinne was an unimaginable 20-2-1.
Better make that 20-3-1.
In front of 16,232 inside Bridgestone Arena, Rinne’s 11-game win streak came to an end as the Preds lost in the shootout, 4-3. They...
Those not convinced that the Nashville Predators are in it to win long term need to look no further than the massive contract that general manager David Poile dished out to goaltender Pekka Rinne back in November.
Pekka Rinne's solid play has been a major reason for the Nashville Predators' recent surge.
The Vancouver Canucks seem to have his number, though.
Rinne and the Predators seek a seventh win in their last eight games Tuesday night when they host the Canucks, who have won four straight meetings in Nashville and have chased the star goaltender twice this season.
Pekka Rinne’s incredible 11-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night when the Nashville Predators lost to the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout in front of 16, 232 fans at Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators fell behind in the middle of the first period when Ryan Kesler opened scoring 11:42 into the game with a power play goal. Brandon Yip was in the penalty box for...
Used to be that a bad game would rattle Marc-Andre Fleury, causing him to follow it with one that wasn't much better. Not anymore, though. He proved that again Tuesday night, when he did just about everything possible to earn a victory for the Penguins against Montreal at the Bell Centre.
A bizarre bounce played a key role in the New York Rangers falling to the New Jersey Devils last week.
Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get a chance to keep that from happening at Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist is scheduled to be in net as he tries to continue his success against the surging Devils as the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers host their Atlantic Division rivals Tuesday...
There may not be a more confident goaltender in the league right now than Nashville's Pekka Rinne. Vancouver should have plenty of positive feelings heading into Tuesday night after the way it won its last game.
The main victim of the Rangers’ power play, their own All-Star goaltender, lodged a more-than-justified complaint.
“One goal, and it’s the difference. We did a lot of good things on the power play and had chances, but in the end, it is the difference,” Henrik Lundqvist said after the...
Martin Brodeur vs. Henrik Lundqvist
Tonight's game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators is one that Predator fans have had marked on their calendar since the schedule was released last summer. It marks the Nucks first visit to the Bridgestone Arena since they clinched their second round series with the Predators in a 2-1 win in game six on May 9. 2011.Even the most optimistic member of the...
Standings: Devils (30-19-3), Rangers (33-12-5)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (26-17-43)
NJD Leading Scorer: Patrik Elias (18-33-51)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (38 GS, 1.82 GAA, .940 SV%)
NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (34 GS, 2.75 GAA, .900 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Brandon Prust