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PEKKA RINNE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Neal scores late winner to lift Predators over Canucks 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) James Neal scored late in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots and Craig Smith had the other goal for Nashville, which improved to 3-0 on a four-game Western Conference road swing. The trip has included 4-1 wins at both Winnipeg and Edmonton, and...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne makes 35 saves as Predators beat Canadiens 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 35 saves and Nashville beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 Monday night, giving the Predators their first winning streak in more than a month. Shea Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi and Calle Jarnkrok each added a goal and an assist. Colin Wilson scored an empty-netter and had two assists as Nashville won its second straight, something...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #35 Pekka Rinne

A tale of two season for the Finnish giant. Coming off the hip surgery and the complications that compounded the injury, no one really knew if he could ever reach elite goalie status again in his career. The start of last season not only saw him regain his ability, but arguably reach new heights in his career.   He only lost eight games from the start of the season until his knee...
Via The Predatorial
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Predators’ Pekka Rinne Gets Puck Stuck In Pads For The Longest Time (Video)

Pekka Rinne doesn’t just save pucks. He makes them disappear. The Nashville Predators goaltender was his usual stellar self in Game 4 of his team’s Stanley Cup playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With under six minutes remaining in the first overtime period, however, Rinne took his talents a bit too far. After trying to clear a puck behind the net, Rinne somehow managed...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne delays OT searching for puck in equipment (Video)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekke Rinne was caught in an unusual situation when the puck got lost in his equipment, forcing a delay in overtime of Tuesday night's Game 4 against Chicago.Rinne went to stop the puck behind his net after the Blackhawks sent it down along the boards, but the puck disappeared as Rinne returned to the net. This led to some hilarious scenes as play...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Recent Losing Streak Proves Rinne’s Success Will Determine Nashville’s Fate

  The Predators were in a rut. There’s no way around that statement. Being losers of the last six before last night’s win had many trying to point at what could have caused this abysmal stretch of games. Many factors are to blame, but the main answer is all star goalie Pekka Rinne had been a pedestrian goalie during that streak.   After garnering well deserved Hart and Vezina...
Via The Predatorial
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne named MVP of 2014 World Championship

Pekka Rinne had a rough 2013-14 for the Nashville Predators and that might be putting things lightly. Rinne needed surgery on his hip and then missed additional time after he needed another operation to remove a bacterial infection on the same hip. When Rinne returned, it was clear he was rusty and far from his usual reliable self. If the 2014 World Championship is any indication...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

About-face! Rinne to play for Finland in Worlds after all

What a difference a week makes. We spoke with Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne last Monday and asked him whether or not he’d be suiting up for his native Finland at the 2014 World Championships. His response: “I saw the doctor this morning and he wasn’t too excited about it. I still have to kind of discuss it [with him] but he’s not recommending that.” On Tuesday...
Via Section 303
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds ready for final playoff push with Rinne in net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the excitement around the news on Tuesday that goalie Pekka Rinne would play his first game for the Nashville Predators since Oct. 22, coach Barry Trotz did not want to get too far ahead of himself. It will be one week -- at Ottawa, at Buffalo (March 10-11) -- before the Predators encounter back-to-back games. With Nashville in a desperate fight to make the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekka Rinne returns to game action in lopsided Ads win

Despite being in a different jersey, Pekka Rinne felt at home in his old stomping grounds. With a bunch of “Rinne 35” jerseys in the crowd, the Nashville Predators goalie took the ice as a Milwaukee Admiral on Friday night for the first time since 2008. He made 16 saves in the 9-1 victory over the Iowa Wild. “I’m happy I got to make a few good stops,” he said afterward...
Via Section 303
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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